Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War

Winchester - Winchester National Cemetery

Sixth Army Corps

A monument to the Sixth Army Corps is in Winchester National Cemetery in Winchester, Virginia. (39° 11.03′ N, 78° 9.382′ W; see map)

 

The Cemetery entrance is on the south side of National Avenue (Business Virginia Route 7) two blocks west of Pleasant Valley Road.

 

From the front base of the monument:

 

Brig. Genl. David A. Russell
U.S. Vols.
1st Div. 6th Army Corps
Major 8th U.S. Infantry
Bvt. Maj. Gen. U.S.A.
Born Salem N.Y. Dec. 10, 1820
Killed in action at Opequon Va.
Sept. 19 1864

 

From the rear base of the monument:

 

Erected by the survivors of the Sixth Army Corps
and their friends
Dedicated Septembet 19, 1881

 

The red, white and blue crosses were the symbols for the First, Second and Third Divisions of the Sixth Corps. 

Red cross, the sign of the First Division of the Sixth Corps, from the side of the Sixth Corps monument in Winchester National Cemetery
White cross, the sign of the Second Division of the Sixth Corps, from the side of the Sixth Corps monument in Winchester National Cemetery
Blue cross, the sign of the Third Division of the Sixth Corps, from the side of the Sixth Corps monument in Winchester National Cemetery

Front of the monument to the Sixth Army Corps in Winchester National Cemetery
(above) Front of the monument to the Sixth Army Corps in Winchester National Cemetery (below) Detail of text from the base of the monument
Detail of text from the base of the monument to the Sixth Army Corps in Winchester National Cemetery








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