"One Moving Mass of Glittering Sabers"
— 1864 Valley Campaigns —On September 19, 1864, Union Gen. Philip H. Sheridan's Army of the Shenandoah routed Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early's Valley Army at the Third Battle of Winchester (also called Opequon) in the bloodiest and largest battle in the Shenandoah Valley. The opening action was several miles to the east, where opposing infantry divisions slugged it out at the mouth of Berryville Canyon and over the plain of First Woods, Middle Field and Second Woods. The crushing end of the battle began here, where about 6,000 Federal cavalrymen made one of the grandest charges in United States history along the Valley Turnpike (present-day U.S. Rte. 11).
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 2:24am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 749475 N 4346285|
|Decimal Degrees||39.23003333, -78.10981667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 13.802', W 78° 6.589'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 13' 48.12" N, 78° 6' 35.34" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||540, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 398 State Rte 662, Winchester VA 22603, US|
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