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Near Middletown in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Cedar Creek The 8th Vermont Vol's
 
The 8th Vermont Volunteers Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Linda Walcroft, October 31, 2009
1. The 8th Vermont Volunteers Marker
 
Inscription. Genl. Stephen Thomas Commanding Brigade Advanced across the Pike The morning of Oct. 19, 1864. Engaged the enemy near and beyond this point, and before sunrise lost in killed and wounded 110 men. Three color bearers were shot down and 13 out of 16 commissioned officers. Whole number of men engaged 164. Dedicated Sept. 1885. Gift of Herbert E. Hill
 
Erected 1885.
 
Location. 39° 0.648′ N, 78° 18.204′ W. Marker is near Middletown, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Valley Pike (U.S. 11) one mile south of Long Meadows Lane. Click for map. This monument is now owned and preserved by the National Park Service (Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park). It is open to the public daily, from dawn till dusk. There is a walking trail, with a trail brochure at the trail head. Numbered posts correspond to the stops on the brochure. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8739 Valley Pike, Middletown, VA, Middletown VA 22645, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Cedar Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Cedar Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ramseur Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); 128th New York Volunteer Regiment (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tomb Of An Unknown Soldier (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Trenches (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1st Maine Battery (approx. half a mile away); Union Camps (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Middletown.
 
Side View of Eight Vermont Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Linda Walcroft, October 31, 2009
2. Side View of Eight Vermont Monument
 

 
More about this marker. Made of Vermont granite, the monument was purposely left rough on three sides, symbolizing that the 8th Vermont faced the enemy in front and on both flanks, and also to represent three color-bearers who were killed at that location while defending their flags.
 
Regarding Cedar Creek The 8th Vermont Vol's. Herbert Hill, who donated the marker, was a veteran of the 8th Vermont Volunteers and a vice commander of the Grand Army of the Republic after the war.
 
Also see . . .
1. 8th Vermont Regimental History. (Submitted on November 10, 2009, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.)
2. Update on Status. Sounds like this will be open to the public soon! (Submitted on July 20, 2012, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2009, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,181 times since then. Last updated on October 7, 2015, by Eric Campbell of Middletown, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2009, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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