Winchester, VA II
June 13-15, 1863
Gettysburg Campaign [June-August 1863]
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Winchester, Virginia, United States
Brig. Gen. Robert Milroy
Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewell
After the Battle of Brandy Station, June 9, 1863,
Lee ordered the II Corps, Army of
Northern Virginia, under Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewell,
to clear the lower Shenandoah Valley of Union opposition.
columns converged on Winchester’s garrison commanded by
Brig. Gen. Robert Milroy.
After fighting on the afternoon of June 13 and the
capture of West Fort by the Louisiana Brigade on June 14,
Milroy abandoned his entrenchments after dark in an attempt to
reach Charles Town.
division conducted a night flanking march and before daylight of the 15th cut
off Milroy’s retreat just north of
Winchester at Stephenson’s Depot.
More than 2,400 Federals surrendered.
This Confederate victory cleared the Valley of
Union troops and opened the door for Lee’s
second invasion of the North.
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