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Second Battle of Winchester

A monument to the Second Battle of Winchester is in downtown Winchester, Virginia.


The marker is one of a series of 59 commemorating Virginia Civil War battlefields created during the 1920's by the Battlefield Markers Association.


Location and Directions

The marker is in downtown Winchester on E. Boscawen Street between Cameron Street (U.S. 11, 50 and 522) and Loundoun Street, in front of the Winchester City Hall.

(39.18392° N, 78.1646° W; see map)


From the marker


Second Battle of Winchester


June 13-15, 1863 took place during Gen. Lee’s

advance to Gettysburg between Confederates

under Gen. Ewell and Federals under

Gen. Milroy. The Federals occupied positions

on the hills north and west of Winchester

now called Milroys and Star Forts from which

they retreated and a large part of their army

made prisoners by the Confederates.

Monument to the Second Battle of Winchester in downtown Winchester, Virginia
(above) Historical marker on the Second Battle of Winchester in downtown Winchester, Virginia. (see enlargement)

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