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

Battle of Fisher's Hill

 
 
Battle of Fisher's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 1, 2007
1. Battle of Fisher's Hill Marker
Inscription. September 22, 1864
General Philip Sheridan with 30,000 Federals defeated General Jubal Early with 11,000 Confederates. Driven in route from Winchester September 19, by Sheridan's overpowering numbers, Early formed his line of battle across the brow of this hill, overlooking Tumbling Run, and prepared to check Federal pursuit. The 4-mile front was too long for the badly outnumbered Confederates to hold. On the 22nd, Sheridan concentrated Generals H.G. Wright's and W.H. Emory's corps against Early's right and center, while General G. Crook's corps swung to the west and worked its way along the eastern slopes of Little North Mountain. Passing around the Confederate's flank, Crook's troops attacked and overwhelmed Lomax's command. General J. B. Rickett's division swept forward and the Confederate line disintegrated. Early suffered his second defeat in 3 days.
 
Erected 1964 by Virginia Civil War Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War marker series.
 
Location. 38° 58.378′ N, 78° 24.155′ W. Marker is near Fishers Hill, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on Old Valley Pike (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map.
Battle Map image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 1, 2007
2. Battle 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. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Fisher's Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fisher's Hill Battlefield (approx. 0.8 miles away); Stoner-Keller House & Mill (approx. 0.9 miles away); Valley Pike (approx. one mile away); Fisher's Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Fisher’s Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fishers Hill.
 
More about this marker. A separate interpretive marker to the right displays a battle map.
 
Regarding Battle of Fisher's Hill. 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.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Battle of Fisher's Hill Virtual Tour by Markers
 
Also see . . .
Marker Set along the Old Valley Pike image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 1, 2007
3. Marker Set along the Old Valley Pike

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 Hill, September 20-21, 1864. (Submitted on December 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Fisher's Hill Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
4. Fisher's Hill Battlefield
In this panoramic view from the top of Fisher's Hill, much of the Confederate battle line can be seen. The photo pans from nearly due north to the east, at Massanutten Mountain's Signal Knob. On the left is the high ground opposite the Confederate defenses where the Federals demonstrated while Crook's Corps flanked to the west. Ramseur's Confederates held the high ground where the photo was taken. In the center distance, is the high ground held by Pegram's Confederates.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,758 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on December 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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