Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War


Winchester

Second Battle of Winchester

The marker shows the movement of Confederate General Jubal Early in his march to outflank Union General Robert Milroy during the Second Battle of Winchester. Milroy's force was almost completely destroyed, clearing the way for Lee's invasion of Pennsylvania. The marker was placed in 1929 by the Virginia Conservation and Development Commission.

 

Location and Directions

The marker is west of Winchester, Virginia on the south side of Northwestern Pike (U.S. 50) about 0.75 mile west of the interchange with Virginia Route 37.

(39.19171 N, 78.21266 W; see map)

 

Text from the marker

 

B19

Second Battle of
Winchester

***
Here Jubal A. Early, detatched
to attack the rear of Milroy,
holding Winchester, crossed
this road and moved eastward
in the afternoon of June 15, 1863.

 

Conservation and Development Commission 1929



Historical marker west of Winchester, Virginia, on Confederate General Jubal Early's march to outflank Union General Robert Milroy's forces in June of 1863.
(above) Historical marker west of Winchester, Virginia, on Confederate General Jubal Early's march to outflank Union General Robert Milroy's forces in June of 1863. (see larger view)





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