"To give up all hope"—Confederate Left Disintegrates
— 1864 Valley Campaign —Fearing for the ability of Battle's brigade to Withstand Crook's assault, Ramseur ordered Gen. William R. Cox's North Carolina brigade to form on Battle's left ﬂank to your left. As Cox, regarded as one of the ﬁnest-dressed men in the Confederate army, moved his brigade toward the sound of combat, he became confused and turned his six regiments southwest and away from Battle's command. Cox's movement exposed Battle's left ﬂank and enabled Col. Rutherford B. Hayes's division to ﬁre directly into it. Hayes wrote that when Battle's men learned that their left ﬂank had been turned "they seemed to give up all hope of holding their works and ﬂed in confusion toward the [Valley] turnpike."
|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 723303 N 4318490|
|Decimal Degrees||38.98695000, -78.42185000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 59.217', W 78° 25.311'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 59' 13.02" N, 78° 25' 18.66" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5-423 Tumbling Run Ln, Strasburg VA 22657, US|
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