Published on February 23, 2016

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Civil War Trails sign on the Union resistance that temporarily halts Confederate advance and the story of the Richardson Family in Rose Hill.

After steadily pushing the Union forces in the town of Front Royal back, the Confederate advance was briefly halted by the Union Artillery and Infantry fire on Richardson’s Hill.  With the Confederate Artillery still too far away to neutralize the Union guns on Richardson’s Hill, the Confederates positioned themselves behind a stonewall at the foot of the hill to protect themselves from the Union fire.  Cannonballs screamed over Rose Hill and the Richardson Family home that it sat on.  The chaos of battle caused the Widow Richardson and her three daughters so much distress that it was reported by one of her Daughters, Sue, that the Widow became physically ill by the sounds and scene.

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