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Other markers mentioning the "two future presidents" who fought in the Shenandoah Valley.
 
The CWPT's Third Winchester Battlefield Area image, Touch for more information
By Craig Swain, August 25, 2007
The CWPT's Third Winchester Battlefield Area
Virginia (Frederick County), Winchester — Third Battle of WinchesterA Gathering of Future Leaders — 1864 Valley Campaign —
The Third Battle of Winchester, fought here on September 19, 1864, was a proving ground for several men on both sides who shaped post-war America. They included two future presidents, two senators, a state governor, and several military leaders. . . . — Map (db m3086) HM
Virginia, Radford — New River BridgeAttack on the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad
On May 10, 1864, the day after defeating Confederate forces in the bloody battle of Cloyd's Mountain, Union Gen. George Crook's Army of the Kanawha attacked and burned this railroad bridge over the New River. During the Civil War, the railroad was a . . . — Map (db m9514) HM
Virginia, Winchester — The Second Battle of KernstownTwo Future U.S. Presidents Fought at Kernstown
Colonel James A. Mulligan’s Union command of 1,800 men encamped on these heights on the night of July 23-24, 1864. When Confederate cavalry drove Union cavalry back toward Kernstown on the morning of the 24th, Mulligan deployed two cannon on this . . . — Map (db m2199) HM
Virginia (Roanoke County), Hanging Rock — Two Future Presidents In Wartime RetreatHanging Rock Battlefield Trail
On June 21, 1864, two future presidents marched with Major General David Hunter’s Army of Western Virginia on its retreat from Lynchburg to West Virginia by way of Hanging Rock and the old New Castle Turnpike. Colonel Rutherford Birchard . . . — Map (db m15101) HM

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