Fisher's Hill Battlefield

Fisher's Hill Battlefield (HM26M)

Location: Strasburg, VA 22657 Shenandoah County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 59.04', W 78° 23.805'

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Veteran's Picnic Grounds

Soon after the end of the Civil War, veterans on both sides began holding reunions to walk the familiar battlegrounds and renew friendships with former comrades. Here at Fisher's Hill, veterans of the battle fought on September 22, 1864, started gathering in the 1880s to commemorate their war experiences. Local veterans and others purchased portions of the battlefield land to hold annual picnics. Over the years, hundreds and then thousands of Northern and Southern veterans attended with their families and friends. Participants from outside the local area took trains to nearby Strasburg, or to Staunton, 80 miles south, then journeyed here to the reunion each August. At their peak of popularity, these reunions often attracted 9,000-10,000 people. Here at Fisher's Hill there was a steam-powered mery-go-round as well as barbeque pits and picnic areas. National and state dignitaries often spoke at the reunions.

Such gatherings of veterans served several purposes, including battlefield preservation as well as opportunities to reminisce. Veteran's organizations, ladies' commemoration and memorialization societies, and other such groups were active in finding and laying to rest soldiers' remains dedicating and maintaining cemeteries, purchasing battlefield land, marking key sites with monuments, and honoring the service and valor of Civil War soldiers on both sides.
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HM NumberHM26M
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
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Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 3:06pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 725487 N 4318224
Decimal Degrees38.98400000, -78.39675000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.04', W 78° 23.805'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 2.40" N, 78° 23' 48.30" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 165-969 State Rte 821, Strasburg VA 22657, US
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