Pegram's Division Collapses
— 1864 Valley Campaign —As Ramseur's 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. Wharton's division from the extreme Confederate right to the left ﬂank. Because the maneuver would take time, however, Early attempted to slow his line's disintegration. With Ramseur's division essentially obliterated, Early ordered the next division in line—Gen. John Pegram's—to stem the Union assault. Early also ordered the 13th Virginia Infantry, Pegram's left-most regiment, to slow the rout by shooting any of Ramseur's men who refused to make a stand. The Virginians declined to obey Early's order.
|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 723579 N 4318576|
|Decimal Degrees||38.98765000, -78.41863333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 59.259', W 78° 25.118'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 59' 15.54" N, 78° 25' 7.08" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near I-81, Strasburg VA 22657, US|
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