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

Fisherís Hill

Pegramís Division Collapses

 

ó1864 Valley Campaign ó

 
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By Bernard Fisher, September 13, 2015
1. Fisherís Hill Marker
Inscription. As Ramseurís division gave way under the weight of the Federal attack, Gen. Jubal A. Early arrived on the high ground in front of you on the opposite side of present-day Interstate 81 to organize a defense. He first decided to redeploy Gen. Gabriel C. Whartonís division from the extreme Confederate right to the left flank. Because the maneuver would take time, however, Early attempted to slow his lineís disintegration. With Ramseurís division essentially obliterated, Early ordered the next division in line—Gen. John Pegramís—to stem the Union assault. Early also ordered the 13th Virginia Infantry, Pegramís left-most regiment, to slow the rout by shooting any of Ramseurís men who refused to make a stand. The Virginians declined to obey Earlyís order.

Soon, the 13th Virginia as well as Pegramís other regiments gave way. The collapse resulted not only from the general panic that Crookís assault created, but also because of Union Gen. George W. Gettyís attack against Pegramís front. Getty wrote that Pegramís men “poured in one tremendous volley Ö then broke and fled in the wildest disorder.” With both Ramseurís and Pegramís divisions routed, the remaining Confederate divisions at Fisherís Hill fell like dominoes from west to east, and the Federals secured the “Valleyís Gibraltar.”

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Fisherís Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 13, 2015
2. Fisherís Hill Marker
Stephen D. Ramseur Courtesy Library of Congress
Gen. John Pegram Courtesy Library of Congress
Gen. George W. Getty 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° 59.259′ N, 78° 25.118′ 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. Touch 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 Fisherís Hill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fisherís Hill (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Fisherís Hill (about 500 feet away); Battle of Fisherís Hill (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Fisherís Hill (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Fisherís Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fisherís Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fisher's Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fishers Hill.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Fisherís Hill. Shenandoah at War (Submitted on September 13, 2015.) 

2. Fisherís Hill. Civil War Trust (Submitted on September 13, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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