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Near Winchester in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Third Battle of Winchester

Camp Averell

 
 
The Third Battle of Winchester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
1. The Third Battle of Winchester Marker
Inscription. In the months after the Third Battle of Winchester, this area became home to Camp Averell, named after Union cavalry gen. William Woods Averell. Elements of six cavalry and "mounted infantry" regiments from New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia all camped here from September 1864 to March 1865. Shallow pits from winter huts can still be found, remnants of the sprawling camp.

This "camp" was hardly settled, however. The units stationed here conducted active operations in the Shenandoah Valley, raiding, skirmishing, and then returning to camp to rest and resupply. Company H of the 2nd West Virginia Cavalry, stationed here in late 1864, marched 400 miles in November and December alone.
 
Erected by Civil War Preservation Trust.
 
Location. 39° 11.677′ N, 78° 6.958′ W. Marker is near Winchester, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Redbud Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the Camp Averell Wayside, along the Union Trail, inside the CWPT Third Winchester Battlefield site. The closest access site is a trail head on the west side of the Frederick County School complex parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Winchester VA 22603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At
Help Preserve 3rd Winchester image. Click for more information.
2. Help Preserve 3rd Winchester
Details of CWPT efforts to save this battlefield.
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least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Third Battle of Winchester (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Third Battle of Winchester (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jost Hite and Winchester (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Third Battle of Winchester (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
More about this marker. On the lower left side, the marker displays a portrait of Union General William Woods Averell. In the center is a wartime photograph of "A typical Civil War cavalry camp. There is no known, existing image of Camp Averell." On the lower right is a topographical map displaying the location of Camp Averell.
 
Also see . . .
1. Civil War Preservation Trust page on Third Winchester. (Submitted on October 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. CWPT Walking Tour of The Third Battle of Winchester.
Camp Averell Topographical Map image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
3. Camp Averell Topographical Map
This marker is one along the walking trail around a portion of the Third Winchester Battlefield, preserved by the Civil War Preservation Trust. (Submitted on October 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
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Camp Averell Wayside image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
4. Camp Averell Wayside
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,628 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on March 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on October 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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