3rd Battle of Winchester

3rd Battle of Winchester (HM2ML)

Location: Winchester, VA 22601
Country: United States of America

N 39° 12.051', W 78° 9.339'

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September 19, 1864

In the late summer of 1864 General Philip H. Sheridan with 41,000 Federals was ordered to take the vital Shenandoah Valley.Opposing this force was a Confederate army of 18,000 under General Jubal A. Early stationed north and east of Winchester. On September 19, Sheridan moved on Winchester from the east employing Generals H.G.Wright's and W.H. Emery's Corps. The Confederates under Generals R.E. Rodes and J.B. Gordon counterattacked but were driven back by overwhelming numbers. Sheridan the sent General G.Crook's Corps to to turn the Confederate left. At the same time Crook was attacking the flank, two Federal cavalry divisions of Generals W.W.Averell W.Merritt drove General Fitz Lee's cavalrymen down Martinsburg Turnpike (U.S.11). Early ordered Winchester evacuated and retreated south towards Strasburg.
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HM NumberHM2ML
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Year Placed1964
Placed ByVirginia Civil War Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 4:38pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 745619 N 4342920
Decimal Degrees39.20085000, -78.15565000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 12.051', W 78° 9.339'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 12' 3.06" N, 78° 9' 20.34" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 903 US-11, Winchester VA 22601, US
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