Near Middletown in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Candice and John Richards
Erected by Blue and Gray Education Society and Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation.
Location. 39° 1.13′ N, 78° 17.634′ 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. Located at a pull-off overlooking the Heater House. 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 (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Creek (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vermont at Cedar Creek (about 400 feet The Battle of Cedar Creek (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battlefield Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Camps (approx. ¼ mile away); Monte Vista (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Middletown.
More about this marker. On the left the marker displays "The Heater House, Middleton, Virginia." And on the right is a map of "The Battle of Cedar Creek: Troop movements from 5 A.M. to 10 A.M."
Regarding Heater House. The Cedar Creek battlefield is interpreted by several markers. See the Battle of Cedar Creek Virtual Tour by Markers link below.
Also see . . .
1. The Heater House. From the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation. See the links at the bottom for the Foundation, which includes a link to information about the Heater House.
2. Battle of Cedar Creek Virtual Tour by Markers. The related markers here
3. Battle of Cedar Creek Preservation Efforts. Civil War Preservation Trust site detailing preservation efforts at the battlefield. The site includes a wealth of background information on the battle and an animated map.
4. A House Divided - Heater House. National Park Service.
1. The Heater's Confederate sons
The two sons mentioned in the marker were John Philip Heater and Henry W. Heater.
John was a resident of Middletown at the opening of the war, but enlisted in Co. E, 7th Virginia Cavalry at Front Royal. He was listed as 5th sergeant by November 1861. Wounded at Patterson's Creek, Virginia (West Virginia), he died of his wounds on 1/5/64 and was buried in the Stonewall Cemetery, Winchester.
Henry W. Heater was a resident of Front Royal at the opening of the war and also enlisted in Co. E, 7th Virginia Cavalry, though he enliste at Romney. He is listed as a 3rd coporal in November 1862, and a 2nd corporal by February 1864. Wounded at Funkstown, Md. on 7/7/63, he was detached on hospital duty in Staunton
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