"Whirling through Winchester:" The Confederate Retreat
—1864 Valley Campaign —About 5 P.M. on September 19, 1864, the final, chaotic stages of the Third Battle of Winchester engulfed this area. After a day of combat east and north of the city, Confederate Gen. Jubal Early's outnumbered men were flanked, broken, and forced to retreat through these streets with Union Gen. Philip Sheridan's army in hot pursuit. Sketch artist James Taylor described the "dramatic spectacle" of the "whirling mass of Gray madly pouring through the streets of Winchester amid shells shrieking and moaning their death cry."
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 745251 N 4341259|
|Decimal Degrees||39.18600000, -78.16051667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 11.16', W 78° 9.631'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 11' 9.6" N, 78° 9' 37.86" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 247 E Fairfax Ln, Winchester VA 22601, US|
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