Here Confederate forces under General Jubal A. Early, facing east, received the attack of Sheridan's army at noon on September 19, 1864. Early repulsed the attack and countercharged, breaking the Union line. Only prompt action by General Emory Upton in changing front saved the Union forces from disaster. At 3 P.M. Sheridan made a second attack, driving Early back to Winchester.
Geographic Location: Frederick County
Physical Description of Location: Winchester, VA 22602. Located on Berryville Pike (Rt. 7), 1.5 miles east of the intersection of Berryville Pike (Rt. 7) and I-81. Marker is on the right when traveling east on Berryville Pike (Rt. 7).
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