October 28, 2017

Fishers Hill: Animals and a Tour

Fishers Hill is just south of Strasburg. It's mostly farmland, with a battlefield and a village both sharing the name Fishers Hill.

I've toured the battlefield several times. I'll show you a few pictures of a recent tour but first let me show you some critters for Eileen's linkup.

The tour started at Ramseur's Hill Parking Lot. Ranger Jimmy from Cedar Creek Battlefield gave us an overview of the Battle of Fishers Hill and it's place in the 1864 struggle for control of the Shenandoah Valley.

The second stop on the tour was Emmanuel Church. The ranger described the approach of the Federal Troops as they moved into position to attack Jubal Early's army on Fishers Hill.

We returned to Ramseurs Hill to view the location of the surprise attack. I've made the walk up that hill several times and did not try to hike it this time.

The Battle of Fishers Hill was a Union Victory and preceded the decisive victory at Cedar Creek which ended Confederate control of the Shenandoah Valley. 


  1. Hello, wonderful variety of critters. I love the horses, cow and the cute kitty. The dog is beautiful. I have enjoyed the battlefield tours. Great series of photos. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

  2. ...a battle that was unknown by me.

  3. Amazing hw many showed for the tour, still lots of interest

  4. Interesting Civil War information
    Love the kitty-cat!
    Have a wonderful day!

  5. this sounds like a great tour, one i would enjoy!! and so many beautiful animals!!

  6. Beautiful pics, and very interesting history. I eat that kind of stuff up.

  7. Sounds a very interesting tour, and I enjoyed your photographs.

    All the best Jan

  8. Wonderful animals and a great historical tour. I was surprised when we toured a bit of both Civil War and Revolutionary War sites at how small they seemed.


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