"Close up! On your life!"—Gen. Battle's Defense
— 1864 Valley Campaign —As Gen. George Crook's corps struck the Confederate left ﬂank, Gen. Stephen D. Ramseur responded quickly. He reformed Gen. Cullen A. Battle's Alabama infantry brigade on the high ground on the opposite side of the ravine in front of you so that it faced west to meet the Union assault. Capt. Thomas J. Kirkpatrick's Amherst Battery supported Battle's position by ﬁring double canister into Crook's infantry. Capt. John Massie's Fluvanna Artillery also wheeled its guns to the west to support Battle's efforts to stem the tide of Union infantry.
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
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|Date Added||Sunday, September 13th, 2015 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 723382 N 4318664|
|Decimal Degrees||38.98850000, -78.42088333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 59.31', W 78° 25.253'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 59' 18.6" N, 78° 25' 15.18" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5-423 Tumbling Run Ln, Strasburg VA 22657, US|
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