The Third Battle of Winchester

The Third Battle of Winchester (HM1IF)

Location: Winchester, VA 22603
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 11.76', W 78° 6.97'

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The Union Rear

The First Woods saw little combat, but areas near the front lines were bustling with activity. Here, men of Grover's, Dwight's, and Thoburn's Union divisions formed for their attacks across the Middle Field. Union Generals rallied the broken Nineteenth Corps, and field hospitals were established here to care for the wounded.

More than 5,000 men were wounded in the Third Battle of Winchester. Before they could be moved to proper hospitals in and around Winchester, men limped, crawled, or were carried to improvised field hospitals. One was set up along the banks of Red Bud Run 250 yards in front of you. Capt. Ira B. Gardner of the 14th Maine, wounded in the arm in the Second Woods, walked back across the Middle Field to the Red Bud Run field hospital. He soon joined some 300 wounded men at the nearby home of Charles L. Wood where his arm was amputated near the shoulder, wrapped in cloth, placed in a box, and buried in the yard. Thirty years later Gardner returned and was told Mr. Wood had unearthed his arm and reburied it in the Winchester National Cemetery. The Wood family, like so many others who lived near the scenes of battle, lost their cattle, harvest, fences, linens, and much else. The Wood family never fully recovered and eventually lost its land as well.
HM NumberHM1IF
Placed ByCivil War Preservation Trust
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 4:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 749047 N 4342490
Decimal Degrees39.19600000, -78.11616667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 11.76', W 78° 6.97'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 11' 45.60" N, 78° 6' 58.20" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 215 Lake Sever Dr, Winchester VA 22603, US
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