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Major Acquisition At 3rd Winchester

The last remaining large parcel of open land on the 3rd Winchester battlefield, also known as the Battle of Opequon, will be preserved as part of an expanded historic park thanks to the combined efforts of the Civil War Preservation Trust, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Commission and the state of Virginia. The 209-acre Huntsberry property fills the gap between other parcels of the battlefield already saved from development.
The battle, which took place between the forces of Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan and Lt. Gen. Jubal Early on Sept. 19, 1864, effectively ended Confederate dominance in the Shenandoah Valley.
The purchase of the property, located northeast of the city of Winchester near the intersection of I-81 and Rt. 11, will be officially announced Nov. 12.

By Linda Wheeler  |  November 7, 2008; 11:57 AM ET
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