Along this road, which was called Brickyard Lane & sometimes, Winebrenner Lane, northern units from New York, Massachusetts & Ohio confronted Jubal Early’s Confederates on July 2, 1863.
Just across Wainwright Ave. & lined by fences is a lesser known spring which was used by both Blue & Gray. Menchey’s Spring supplied refreshment to union soldiers & also served confederate sharpshooters in their attempts to wrest control of the hill away from the Union forces.
In 1915 the remains of a Union soldier – identified by a US belt buckle & buttons – was found near this Spring. This soldier was re-buried in the National Cemetery.