Interpretive marker on action around three defensive forts northwest of the city.
June 13-15, 1863, the Second Battle of Winchester took place during General Robert E. Lee’s advance towards Gettysburg. Confederate General Ewell came into conflict with General Milroy’s Federal army who were positioned on the heights north and west of Winchester now called Milroys and Star Forts. Union forces were forced to abandon the positions in retreat, and large numbers of them were captured during this time.
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