Thoburn's AttackAs the Nineteenth Corps tried to reorganize its lines, Union Col. Joseph Thoburn's division of the Eighth Army Corps came up from reserve and took position at the edge of the First Woods behind you. Union Gen. Philip Sheridan soon arrived and directed Thoburn to move forward as soon as the other division of the Eighth Corps (on the other side of Red Bud Run) was ready. About 3 p.m. "a mighty battle yell," from the other side of Red Bud Run announced the arrival of those troops and the entire Eighth Corps moved forward with elements of the Nineteenth Corps joining in. "For thirty minutes the battle that ensued was perfectly terrific," recalled one participant, "but then the forces in our front gave way, and in an instant we were over their works, and after them with yells and shouts of victory."
|Placed By||Civil War Preservation Trust|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 11:05pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 748228 N 4342736|
|Decimal Degrees||39.19845000, -78.12555000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 11.907', W 78° 7.533'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 11' 54.42" N, 78° 7' 31.98" W|
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|Area Code(s)||540, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 609 Averrell Ave, Winchester VA 22603, US|
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