This site was where some of the fiercest fighting took place during the Third Battle of Winchester.
On September 19, 1864, Union General Philip Sheridan called up his Sixth and Nineteenth Corps to break the Confederate positions on the south side of Redbud Run. In making their advance on the Confederate positions, Sheridan called in his reserves of the Eighth Corps to assist in pushing the Confederate forces back. Following heavy fighting, the Confederate Army under the control of Jubal Early, were forced further back to Winchester. This location was the third phase of the Battle and after making defensive stands in and around Winchester, the Confederate forces were forced to retreat thus opening up the Shenandoah Valley to Sheridan and his Army. Future President, Rutherford B. Hayes, led the final assault on the Confederates at this location.
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