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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 in 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. Located on private land. As of 2009, the monument can only be viewed with permission of the landowner.. 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. 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); Battlefield Center (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 the savagery of the battle.
 
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.) 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2009, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 974 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2009, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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