The Fight for the "Bull Pens"
— 1864 Valley Campaign —To strengthen Fisher's Hill's defenses, Confederate skirmishers from Confederate Gen. Stephen D. Ramseur's division took up positions on the ridge in front of you and constructed "bull pens"— makeshift structures of fence rails covered with earth. At about 1 P.M. on September 22, 1864, to distract Gen. Jubal A. Early's attention from Gen. George Crook's ﬂank march, Gen. Philip H. Sheridan ordered Gen. James B. Ricketts's Third Division, VI Corps, to attack the bull pens.
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
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|Date Added||Sunday, September 13th, 2015 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 723654 N 4318689|
|Decimal Degrees||38.98865000, -78.41773333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 59.319', W 78° 25.064'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 59' 19.14" N, 78° 25' 3.84" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2200 Battlefield Rd, Strasburg VA 22657, US|
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