First Battle of Winchester

First Battle of Winchester (HM12A)

Location: Winchester, VA 22602
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 7.057', W 78° 11.956'

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Here Confederate Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson and his army, early on the morning of 25 May 1862, defeated Union Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Bank's forces during Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign. Banks, outnumbered and outflanked, hastily retreated north through the streets of Winchester. The Confederate pursuit was lethargic, as the men were exhausted from a week of heavy marching, but they captured many Union soldiers and a heavy quantity of wagons and stores. President Abraham Lincoln diverted 30,000 men from the Union advance on Richmond to strike at Jackson.
HM NumberHM12A
Marker NumberA 11
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 6:18am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 742138 N 4333564
Decimal Degrees39.11761667, -78.19926667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 7.057', W 78° 11.956'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 7' 3.42" N, 78° 11' 57.36" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3958-3976 US-11, Winchester VA 22602, US
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