Hupp’s Hill played a significant role throughout the Cedar Creek operation. Jubal Early’s entire force showed itself here on 13 October in an effort to draw the Federals into battle from their positions north of Cedar Creek. Union positions across Cedar Creek were fired on by Confederate artillery. The Federal First Division, VIII Corps attacked across Cedar Creek and a sharp fight ensued. The Federal brigade commander was killed and his forces lost over 200 men. Conner’s Brigade of Kershaw’s Confederate Division lost nearly 180 men and Brigadier General James Conner was seriously wounded. This engagement took place mostly between Cedar Creek and the Ramada Inn on US 11.
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