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SVBF officially preserves Fisher’s Hill in Shenandoah County
The Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation (SVBF) announced the permanent preservation of the 422 acre farm located two miles southwest of Strasburg.
The easement protection ensures the scenic and historic integrity of the Stevenson Bromley Farm.
The Fisher’s Hill location is sometimes refereed to as the Gibraltar of the South as it offers a commanding view of the valley.
The location was the fall back position for Confederate forces after their defeat at third Winchester but the depleted forces were unable to held the ground.
This led to an even further fall back for the Southern forces which opened the valley to Union Gen. Sheridan’s burning of the valley which helped to bring an end to the war.
The site’s owner John Stevenson and Amber Bromley hope the easement protection inspires other property owners to protect their historic sites.
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