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Third Battle of Winchester

A historical marker for the Third Battle of Winchester is at the entrance to Winchester National Cemetery in Winchester, Virginia. (39° 11.098′ N, 78° 9.38′ 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.

 

The marker was erected in 1929 by Virginia Conservation & Development Commission, and is number J4 in the series.

 

From the marker:

 

Third Battle of
Winchester

 

Near here Early, facing east,
took his last position on Septem-
ber 19, 1864. About sundown he
was attacked and driven from
it, retreating south. Presidents
Rutherford B. Hayes and William
McKinley served in this engage-
ment on the Union side.

 


Historical marker to the Third Battle of Winchester at the entrence to Winchester National Cemetery
(above) Historical marker to the Third Battle of Winchester at the entrence to Winchester National Cemetery






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