Near Fishers Hill in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Fisher's Hill
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.
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 . . .
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 •
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 1,825 times since then and 29 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.