The Third Battle of Winchester

The Third Battle of Winchester (HM1FR)

Location: Winchester, VA 22603
Country: United States of America

N 39° 12.198', W 78° 7.595'

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The Attack of the Eighth Corps

"The order was to walk fast, keep silent, until within about one hundred yards of the guns, and then with a yell to charge at full speed."
Col. Rutherford B. Hayes, U.S.A.

At noon on September 19, Union General Sheridan's Sixth and Nineteenth Corps met Early's Confederate force in attacks on the south side of Red Bud Run. Union Gen. George Crook's Army of West Virginia, the Eighth Corps, waited in reserve two miles east of here as the battle raged. When it became clear that the Confederate force would not break, Sheridan called for his reserves. After a hurried march, Crook's men arrived on the battlefield around 1:30 p.m.

Crook's First Division under Col. Joseph Thoburn moved into position in the woods on the south side of Red Bud Run. Crook ordered Col. Isaac Duval's Second Division and Capt. Henry A. DuPont's artillery brigade to move around the Confederate left flank. Duval's and DuPont's men crossed north over Red Bud Run near an old mil called "The Factory," about a mile east of here. They continued west along the creek through the fields behind you, before pivoting left and preparing to charge. Crook sent word to Sheridan that he would attack immediately, and requested that the entire Union line advance in support. Crook's men straddled Red Bud Run - Thoburn on the south bank, Duval on the north, with DuPont's artillery in support.

Moving forward, Duval's men arrived at this steep northern bank of Red Bud Run just after 3:00 in the afternoon. They immediately came under Confederate fire from soldiers near the Hackwood House. Duval was shot in the thigh during the charge. Future President Rutherford B. Hayes assumed command of the division. Upon reaching the banks of Red Bud Run, Hayes halted briefly to reform before charging across the stream under enemy fire.
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HM NumberHM1FR
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 8:37am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 748121 N 4343271
Decimal Degrees39.20330000, -78.12658333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 12.198', W 78° 7.595'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 12' 11.88" N, 78° 7' 35.70" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 534 Redbud Rd, Winchester VA 22603, US
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