Historical Markers
on the
Fisher's Hill battlefield

 


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A22 Battle of Fisher's Hill

The A23 battle of Fisher's Hill historical marker is about 2 miles south of Strasburg on the northwest side of the Valley Pike (U.S. 11), just as the highway transitions from a divided highway to two lanes. (38.97425 N, 78.4008 W; map)

 

The marker was erected in 1998 by the Virginia Civil War Commission, replacing an earlier marker from the 1930's. It is next to two Circle Tour markers on the Battle of Fisher's Hill.

 

From the marker:

A 22

Battle of Fisher's Hill

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After his defeat on 19 Sept. 1864 at the Third Battle of Winchester by Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early led his 9,500-man army here to Fisher's Hill, a favorite Confederate stronghold. Sheridan pursued, and on 22 Sept. attacked Early with most of his 30,000-man force. Brig. Gen. George Crook, with two divisions, struck Early's left flank about three miles west near Little North Mountain while Sheridan launched a general assault here on Early's center and right. The Confederates fled under the onslaught to Rockfish Gap. Early lost some 1,200 men, Sheridan about 530.

 

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Virginia historical marker on the Batte of Fisher's Hill south of Strasburg, Virginia
(above and below) The A22 Battle of Fisher's Hill Virginia historical marker (enlarge) Virginia historical marker on the Batte of Fisher's Hill south of Strasburg, Virginia






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