Fishers Hill in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
“To give up all hope”—Confederate Left Disintegrates
—1864 Valley Campaign —
As Battle’s men gave way, the other regiments in Ramseur’s division soon followed. Not only Crook’s corps, but also Union Gen. Horatio G. Wright’s corps pressed them hard. One of Ramseur’s brigade commanders—Gen. Bryan Grimes—tried to hold the Confederate left by facing three of his regiments west to confront Crook while keeping his other two facing north to block Wright’s corps. Despite Grimes’s best efforts, however, the ﬁre from two directions compelled him to withdraw his brigade from the ﬁeld.
Col. Rutherford B. Hayes Courtesy
Gen. William R. Cox Courtesy North Carolina Ofﬁce of Archives & History
Gen. Bryan Grimes Courtesy University of North Carolina
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 59.217′ N, 78° 25.311′ W. Marker is in Fishers Hill, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker can be reached from Battlefield Road (Virginia Route 601) 0.3 miles east of Tumbling Run Lane, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Located along the 1-mile loop trail on the Ramseur's Hill - Fisher's Hill Battlefield. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Battlefield Rd, Fishers Hill VA 22626, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fisher’s Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fisher’s Hill (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Fisher’s Hill (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Fisher’s Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fisher’s Hill Fisher’s Hill (approx. ¼ mile away); Battle of Fisher’s Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fisher's Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fishers Hill.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Fisher’s Hill. Shenandoah at War (Submitted on September 13, 2015.)
2. Fisher’s Hill. Civil War Trust (Submitted on September 13, 2015.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.