Stephenson's Depot Battlefield
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hhoke
N 39° 13.784 W 078° 06.600
17S E 749460 N 4346251
Quick Description: The battle that was fought here on June 15, 1863.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/28/2009 2:16:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM7AX1
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 9

Long Description:
StephensFollowing the loss the previous day at 2nd Winchester, federal troops retreated north but were cut off on June 15th by Generals Steuart and Nicholl's who occupied the ground in front of the current sign.

?The 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry occupied a hill top just west of the Confederates.

In a separate action, Pa and Md troops tried to use the concealment of a stone wall (still standing) to encircle the confederates but were stopped before they were successful.

Milroy's federal command escaped but opened the way to Lee's invasion of the North culminating in defeat at Gettysburg.

The following year, Sheridan's horseman advanced along the roads and fields here at Stephenson's Depot in their successful advance on Ft. Collier in the battle of 3rd Winchester
Type of site: Battlefield

in Frederick County at the intersection of Milburn Road (County Route 662) and Old Charlestown Road (County Route 761), on the right when traveling south on Milburn Road.
Stephenson, VA USA

Admission Charged: No Charge

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