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Fishers Hill in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Fisher's Hill

 
 
Bttle of Fisher's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 1, 2007
1. Bttle of Fisher's Hill Marker
Inscription. After his defeat on 19 Sept. 1864 at the Third Battle of Winchester by Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early led his 9,500-man army here to Fisher's Hill, a favorite Confederate stronghold. Sheridan pursued, and on 22 Sept. attacked Early with most of his 30,000-man force. Brig. Gen. George Crook, with two divisions, struck Early's left flank about three miles west near Little North Mountain while Sheridan launched a general assault here on Early's center and right. The Confederates fled under the onslaught to Rockfish Gap. Early lost some 1,200 men, Sheridan about 530.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A 22.)
 
Location. 38° 58.456′ N, 78° 24.051′ W. Marker is in Fishers Hill, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on Old Valley Pike (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fishers Hill VA 22626, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Battle of Fisher's Hill (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Battle of Fishers Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fisher's Hill Battlefield
Marker Set along the Old Valley Pike image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Marker Set along the Old Valley Pike
(approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Fisher's Hill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Valley Pike (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fisher's Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Fisher’s Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fisher’s Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fishers Hill.
 
Regarding Battle of Fisher's Hill. This marker replaced a previous A-22 also named Battle of Fisher's Hill which read, "Early took position here after the battle of Winchester, and here he was attacked by Sheridan, September 22, 1864, and forced to retire."

This is one of several markers interpreting the Battle of Fisher's Hill. See the Battle of Fisher's Hill Virtual Tour by Markers linked below.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Fisher's Hill. National Park Service summary of the battle. (Submitted on December 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battle of Fisher's Hill Virtual Tour by Markers. Eight markers that document the battle of Fisher's
Confederate Defensive Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 1, 2007
3. Confederate Defensive Line
Looking to the west from the marker, Confederate General John Pegram's division held the high ground in the distance overlooking the South Fork of Tumbling Run. In the valley below is Snapps Run which cut through the Confederate defenses at this point. The ground to the right, and astride the modern day Valley Pike (US 11) was held by General John B. Gordon's division.
Hill, September 20-21, 1864. (Submitted on December 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,801 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on , by Don Hogan of Milton, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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