2nd Winchester battle changed course of war

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Posted: June 22, 2013

The Winchester Star

Maj. Gen. Robert Milroy was in command of Union forces in Winchester. The troops were forced to withdraw during the second battle for the city.
His success in the Second Battle of Winchester affected Confederate Gen. Richard S. Ewell’s approach to the Battle of Gettysburg.
The earthen Civil War embankments of Star Fort, north of Winchester, are still visible today. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — When Confederate troops forced the Union soldiers holding Winchester to withdraw during the second battle over the city, the outcome affected both freed slaves and the course of the…

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