Fisher's Hill

Fisher's Hill (HM1NWF)

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

N 38° 59.268', W 78° 25.288'

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"Examples of energetic courage"

— 1864 Valley Campaign —

As Crook's corps encountered small-arms fire from Gen. Cullen A. Battle's brigade and the canister from the Amherst and Fluvanna batteries, a handful of Federals halted for a moment or turned and attempted to run. Enraged, Crook gathered an armful of rocks and pelted them on their heads in an effort to get them to reconsider their decision and resume the attack. While Crook coaxed the men who "tarried," most of his infantrymen maintained their focus and marched as quickly as possible toward this position.

Crook's two divisions-—excluding the stragglers—moved so rapidly against the Confederate left flank that all military organization disappeared as the men clambered over the undulating terrain covered with thickets and other obstacles. Nevertheless, the Federals pressed forward toward their objective. One of Crook's brigade commanders wrote, "The field was so vast and the confusion so great that our officers could do little but encourage the men and set them examples of energetic courage. I feel the success is due, more than in any battle I know, to the splendid individual heroism of each of the men in the ranks."

While Crook's men charged, Ramseur ordered Gen. William R. Cox's brigade to support Battle's command.

Gen. George Crook Courtesy Library of Congress
Union attack against the Confederate left flank - Courtesy Case Reserve Historical Society
Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
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Date Added Sunday, September 13th, 2015 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 723333 N 4318585
Decimal Degrees38.98780000, -78.42146667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.268', W 78° 25.288'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 16.08" N, 78° 25' 17.28" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5-423 Tumbling Run Ln, Strasburg VA 22657, US
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