Fort Collier

Coordinates: 37°12′6″N 78°9′10″W / 37.20167°N 78.15278°W / 37.20167; -78.15278

Fort Collier
Winchester, Virginia

Fortifications at Fort Collier
Type redoubt
Built 1861
In use 1861–1865
Controlled by Virginia
Battles/wars Third Battle of Winchester

Built by Confederate Lieutenant Collier and Virginia militia with the aid of Federal prisoners, this redoubt guarded the north entrance of Winchester, Virginia on the east side of the Martinsburg Pike. During later Federal occupations, it was known as Battery No. 10. The fort was set on low ground, and generally offered little military advantage, except as a guard post for the pike. LtGen Jubal Early used it as part of his defensive works in the Third Battle of Wincheseter.

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