Rutherford House-“Go in!” - Charles Town WV
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 17.435 W 077° 51.307
18S E 253764 N 4352910
Quick Description: This house belonged to Thomas and Mary Rutherford in 1864, when a historic meeting occurred here on September 17 between Union Gens. Ulysses S. Grant and Philip H. Sheridan.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2020 9:38:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM12ZYR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
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Long Description:
Rutherford House “Go in!”— 1864 Valley Campaign — The Federal offensive in the Shenandoah Valley began in May 1864 faltered in the summer with Confederate victories and Gen. Jubal A. Early’s Washington Raid in July. Union General Philip H. Sheridan took command in August, defeated Early at Winchester in September and Cedar Creek in October, burned mills and barns, and crushed the remnants of Early’s force at Waynesboro on March 2, 1865. Sheridan’s victories contributed to President Abraham Lincoln’s reelection in November 1864 and denied Gen. Robert E. Lee’s army much needed provisions from the “Breadbasket of the Confederacy.” This house belonged to Thomas and Mary Rutherford in 1864, when a historic meeting occurred here on September 17 between Union Gens. Ulysses S. Grant and Philip H. Sheridan. Grant was eager for Sheridan to drive the Confederates under Gen. Jubal A. Early from the Shenandoah Valley, to protect Washington and the North from another invasion, and also to keep open both the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. He decided to visit Sheridan in person rather than send orders through channels in Washington,
Type of site: Historic Home

Address:
417 E Washington Street
Charles Town , WV USA
25414


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