The First Woods - A Perfect SlaughterhouseAs Confederates drove Union Gen. Grover's 2nd Division back across the fields in front of you, the 1st Division of the Nineteenth Army Corps was moving up to the edge of the First Woods behind you, (the tree line was then some 400 yards further east). Union Gen. William Dwight recalled that his men were barely in position when the 2nd Division "came back ... flying over the open ground between the two woods in the grandest disorder." Union Gen. William H. Emory, commander of the Nineteenth Army Corps exclaimed "My God! ... This is a perfect slaughterhouse." Dwight's Division joined the action while Emory and Sheridan rallied the fleeing troops. In the fierce melee that ensued, the Southern line was forced back, reforming at the edge of the Second Woods.
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|Placed By||Civil War Preservation Trust|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 5:18pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 748184 N 4342646|
|Decimal Degrees||39.19765000, -78.12608333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 11.859', W 78° 7.565'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 11' 51.54" N, 78° 7' 33.90" W|
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|Area Code(s)||540, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1600 Averrell Ave, Winchester VA 22603, US|
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