Union Victories in the ValleyAfter the successful attack of the Union Eighth Corps, it was only a matter of time before the Confederates lost the battle. As Confederate Gen. Early consolidated his lines closer and closer to Winchester, his men faced coordinated infantry attacks. Worse still, powerful Union cavalry forces fought their way along the Valley Pike, threatening to surround Early's forces. Although the Southerners offered stubborn resistance at Fort Collier, Star Fort, and from every fenceline and barricade they could find, Early had to choose between retreat and the destruction or capture of his army. By nightfall, the city of Winchester was in Union hands.
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|Placed By||Civil War Preservation Trust|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 3:35pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 748113 N 4342797|
|Decimal Degrees||39.19903333, -78.12685000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 11.942', W 78° 7.611'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 11' 56.52" N, 78° 7' 36.66" W|
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|Area Code(s)||540, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 215 Averrell Ave, Winchester VA 22603, US|
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