WAR VIEWS 3rd BATTLE of WINCHESTER Virginia SHENANDOAH Valley V RARE by JW BLACK For Sale
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WAR VIEWS 3rd BATTLE of WINCHESTER Virginia SHENANDOAH Valley V RARE by JW BLACK:
Superb c1870s albumen boudoir card of the Opequan Ford in the Shenandoah Valley ,Virginia taken by Warren and published by James Wallace Black.
The Third Battle of WinchesterAfter Kershaw's division left Winchester to rejoin Lee's army at Petersburg, Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early renewed his raids on the B&O Railroad at Martinsburg, badly dispersing his four remaining infantry divisions. On September 19, Sheridan advanced toward Winchester along the Berryville Pike with the VI and XIX Corps, crossing Opequon Creek. The Union advance was delayed long enough for Early to concentrate his forces to meet the main assault, which continued for several hours. Casualties were very heavy. The Confederate line was gradually driven back toward the town. Mid-afternoon, Crook's (VIII) Corps and the cavalry turned the Confederate left flank. Early ordered a general retreat. Confederate generals Rodes and Goodwin were killed, Fitzhugh Lee, Terry, Johnson, and Wharton wounded. Union general Russell was killed, McIntosh, Upton, and Chapman wounded. Because of its size, intensity, and result, many historians consider this the most important conflict of the Shenandoah Valley.