The Third Battle of Winchester

The Third Battle of Winchester (HM1ID)

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

N 39° 11.677', W 78° 6.958'

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Camp Averell

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.
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Placed ByCivil War Preservation Trust
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 11:13pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 749069 N 4342337
Decimal Degrees39.19461667, -78.11596667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 11.677', W 78° 6.958'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 11' 40.62" N, 78° 6' 57.48" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 105 Great Pond Way, Winchester VA 22603, US
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