Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War


Winchester

First Battle of Winchester 7-A

The marker shows the location of the beginning of the First Battle of Winchester, a victory of Confederate General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson over Union General Nathaniel Banks during the Valley Campaign of 1862.

 

It was placed in 1928 by the Virginia Conservation and Development Commission.

 

Location and Directions

The marker is on the south side south of Winchester, Virginia on the east side of Valley Avenue (U.S. 11) about 200 yards north of the intersection with Cedar Creek Grade/Weems Lane. (39.163617° N , 78.182901° W; see map)

 

Text from the marker

 

No. 7-A

First Battle of
Winchester

***
Here Stonewall Jackson, in the
early morning of May 25, 1862,
halted his advance guard and
observed the Union position.

 

Conservation and Development Commission 1928



Historical marker south of Winchester, Virginia, on Confederate General 'Stonewall' Jackson's victory over Union General Nathaniel Banks in 1862.
(above) Historical marker on the First Battle of Winchester along the old Valley Pike on the south side of Winchester, Virginia (see larger view)





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