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Near Strasburg in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Trenches On Hupp's Hill

 
 
Trenches On Hupp's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 31, 2020
1. Trenches On Hupp's Hill Marker
Inscription.  Hupp's Hill was a strategically significant site occupied at different times by Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War. Union troops under Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan constructed extensive trenches here after defeated Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early's Army of the Valley in the Battle of Cedar Creek on 19 Oct. 1864. Led by Maj. Hazard Stevens, the 1st and 3rd Brigades of the 2nd Division, Union VI Corps, built infantry breastworks and several artillery positions. The troops remained here until mid-November, when they moved to the vicinity of Kernstown. They were sent to the lines south of Petersburg in December as the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 came to an end.
 
Erected 2019 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A 19.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 59.952′ N, 78° 20.922′ W. Marker is near Strasburg, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on Old Valley Pike (U.S. 11) 0.1 miles west of Signal Knob Drive, on the right when traveling
Trenches On Hupp's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 31, 2020
2. Trenches On Hupp's Hill Marker
west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33230 Old Valley Pike, Strasburg VA 22657, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hupp's Hill (a few steps from this marker); Lower Cave (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crystal Caverns Mine (about 400 feet away); Signal Knob (about 400 feet away); Hupp's "Little Gem" (about 500 feet away); Strasburg (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Hupp’s Hill (about 500 feet away); Trail Head (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Strasburg.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced the linked marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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