093-5023

Milford Battlefield

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VLR Listing Date

2004-06-16

NRHP Listing Date

2004-08-11

NHL Listing Date

NA

NRHP Reference Number

4000854

Milford Battlefield contains approximately 700 hilly acres bounded by the Shenandoah River and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Several military engagements took place at Milford (now Overall) during the Civil War, but the most significant occurred on Sept. 22, 1864, as Union Major General Philip H. Sheridan defeated Confederate Major General Jubal A. Early at Fisher’s Hill (about 12 miles northwest of Milford). The action at Milford occurred because Early had posted forces there to protect his right flank and rear at Fisher’s Hill, and Federal troops en route to attack Early’s flank assaulted the forces at Milford. The Confederates held their ground, thereby preventing the flank attack. The Milford Battlefield contains remnants of historic roads, buildings, trenches, and rifle pits, and was listed under the multiple property documentation form titled The Civil War in Virginia, 1861– 1865: Historic and Archaeological Resources.

Last Updated: June 2, 2023

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Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Photo credit: David Edwards/DHR, 2021

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