The First Battle of Winchester

A very great battle.

The start of the battle

Marker No. A-5
City of Winchester, VA

Marker Text: On May 24, 1862, Confederate forces under Major General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson pursued Major General Nathaniel Banks' Union Army from Strasburg to Winchester. Banks made a stand south of Winchester, posting one of two infantry brigades on Bower's Hill, now known as Williamsburg Heights, and the other here in the plain below. In attacks the following day, Jackson routed the Union Army and drove it through the town towards Harper's Ferry.

The battles weapons and length of the battle were unknown

After the battle...

How it all ended

The Confederates had a great victory at the first battle of Winchester. When they deafted the North they gained back there freedom.