Battle of Fisher's Hill


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Lieutenant General Early's army, bloodied by its defeat at Third Winchester on September 19, took up a strong defensive position at Fisher’s Hill, south of Strasburg. On September 21, the Union army advanced, driving back the cavalry and capturing important high ground. On the 22nd, another Corps moved along the North Mountain to outflank Early and attacked around 4 pm. The Confederate cavalry offered little resistance, and the startled infantry were unable to face the attacking force. The Confederate defense collapsed from west to east as Major general Philip Sheridan's other corps join in the assault. Early retreated to Rockfish Gap near Waynesboro, opening the Valley to a Union “scorched earth” invasion.

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"Battle of Fisher's Hill" WIkipedia. May 22, 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fisher%27s_Hill>

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