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Near Middletown in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Heater Fields

 
 
Heater Fields Marker image. Click for full size.
December 9, 2006
1. Heater Fields Marker
Inscription. The 2nd (Vermont) Brigade of the 2nd Division, VI U.S. Corps, briefly deployed around the Heater House as skirmishers in the first federal effort to stop the 19 October 1864 Confederate morning attack. When this proved unfeasible, the entire division withdrew to defensive positions on the high ground to the north. Units from the divisions of Confederate Generals Stephen D. Ramseur, John Pegram, and Gabriel C. Wharton then advanced past the Heater House in pursuit while two Confederate artillery batteries supported them from positions flanking the house..

Donated to the People of the United States
by
William and Susan Vodrey,
Cleveland, Ohio.

 
Erected by Blue and Gray Education Society, Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, and Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.
 
Location. 39° 1.282′ N, 78° 17.354′ W. Marker is near Middletown, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is on Valley Pike (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown VA 22645, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monte Vista (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Battle of Cedar Creek
Heater Fields Marker image. Click for full size.
December 9, 2006
2. Heater Fields Marker
Heater House in background.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Vermont at Cedar Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Heater House (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Cauldron (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Creek (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Middletown.
 
More about this marker. On the left side of the marker is a photograph captioned 9th Vermont Infantry on the march. On the right side of the marker is a portrait captioned Confederate Major General Stephen D. Ramseur. Ramseur led his men across these fields and was mortally wounded later in the day. He died at Belle Grove.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Cedar Creek. Civil War Preservation Trust (Submitted on January 27, 2009.) 

2. America’s Civil War: George Custer and Stephen Ramseur. America's Civil War magazine article about Ramseur. (Submitted on January 27, 2009.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Heater Fields Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2014
3. Heater Fields Marker
The 9th Vermont Infantry on the march image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2014
4. The 9th Vermont Infantry on the march
Close-up of photo on marker
Confederate Major General<br>Stephen D. Ramseur image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2014
5. Confederate Major General
Stephen D. Ramseur
Ramseur led his men across these fields and was mortally wounded later in the day. He died at Belle Grove.
Close-up of photo on marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 944 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on .   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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