July 10, 2015

“A Perfect Storm of Shot and Shell”

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From September 18-20, 2015, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District will commemorate the battle with “A Perfect Storm,” a series of special programs at sites throughout Winchester, Frederick County and Clarke County. Join us for this special weekend, which will also mark the official grand opening of the Third Winchester Battlefield Park!  After years of work and with the invaluable support of our members and donors, the extended trails, new interpretation and the completion of a visitors center, the SVBF will be joined by special guests to mark this special occasion. For more information, contact us at (540) 740-4545.

Events will include: 

  • Battlefield Visitors Center Opening
  • A battlefield driving tour
  • Ranger programs
  • Living history
  • A kids camp (click here to register)
  • Battlefield walking tours
  • Battle demonstrations
  • Special book signing with author LTC. Ralph Peters (RET)
  • Downtown tour
  • Star Fort programs

Click Here for a detailed events list.

Gen. Philip H. Sheridan
Gen. Philip H. Sheridan

On September 19, 1864, Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early’s Army of the Valley and Union Gen. Philip H. Sheridan’s Army of the Shenandoah met at the Third Battle of Winchester, one of the pivotal clashes of the Civil War.

“For a time the two lines were so near each other that the paper of their cartridges flew into our faces.”

Gen. Jubal Early