Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fishers Hill in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fisher’s Hill

Crook’s Flanking Movement

 

—1864 Valley Campaign —

 
Fisher’s Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 13, 2015
1. Fisher’s Hill Marker
Inscription. During a council of war on September 20, 1864, Gen. George Crook suggested to Gen. Philip H. Sheridan that the best way to break the Confederate position at Fisher’s Hill would be to attack Early’s western (left) flank. Sheridan agreed.

While Sheridan ordered most of his army through Strasburg toward Fisher’s Hill on September 21, Crook’s corps remained on the north bank of Cedar Creek until sunset. Crook then marched his command to Hupp’s Hill and remained there until the following morning when he began his flanking movement to the west. At about 2 P.M., Crook’s corps reached Back Road near St. Stephen’s Church and began ascending the eastern face of Little North Mountain—the prominent feature in front of you.

By 4:30 P.M., Crook had positioned his two divisions. Col. Rutherford B. Hayes commanded the right flank, while Col. Joseph Thoburn occupied the left. As the attack surged forward from Little North Mountain, the rugged terrain disrupted the organization of the corps, but the men pressed ahead. One veteran recalled that the officers “were here, there, everywhere in the mass, but really were integral parts of a legion of shouting, fighting demons. No orders were given as these veterans knew well what to do.”

(captions)
Sketch-artist James Taylor’s
Fisher’s Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 13, 2015
2. Fisher’s Hill Marker
depiction of part of Crook's assault Courtesy Case Western Reserve Historical Society
Gen. George Crook Courtesy Library of Congress
 
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 38° 59.343′ N, 78° 25.16′ 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 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fisher’s Hill (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Fisher’s Hill (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Fisher’s Hill (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Fisher’s Hill (about 800 feet away); Battle of Fisher’s Hill (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Fisher’s Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fisher's Hill (approx. 0.2 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 202 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement