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

The Cauldron

 
 
The Cauldron Marker image. Click for full size.
October 9, 2010
1. The Cauldron Marker
Inscription. The defense of the high ground around Middletown Cemetery by the 2nd Division, U. S. VI Corps, stopped the Confederate momentum. Confederate forces from the divisions of Generals Stephen D. Ramseur and Gabriel Wharton regrouped in the area between Meadow Brook and Middletown and launched four attacks against this position, after which they dislodged the federals with a heavy artillery barrage. The Vermont Brigade and Battery M, 5th U. S. Artillery, defended the part of the ridge visible from here.

Donated to the People of the United States
by
Dr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Beattie
of Charlottesville, Virginia

 
Erected by Blue and Gray Education Society, Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, and Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.
 
Location. 39° 1.589′ N, 78° 17.513′ W. Marker is near Middletown, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is on Veterans Road (Virginia Route 625), 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. Heater Fields (approx. 0.4 miles away); Monte Vista (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Battle of Cedar Creek
The Cauldron Marker image. Click for full size.
October 9, 2010
2. The Cauldron Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Vermont at Cedar Creek (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Creek (approx. half a mile away); Heater House (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Creek (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Creek (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Middletown.
 
More about this marker. On the left side of the marker is a sketch captioned Confederate firing line. On the right side of the marker is a map captioned The Battle of Cedar Creek: Troop movements from 5 A.M. to 10 A.M.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Cedar Creek. Civil War Preservation Trust (Submitted on October 9, 2010.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Close-up of Map on Marker image. Click for full size.
October 9, 2010
3. Close-up of Map on Marker
Middletown Cemetery image. Click for full size.
October 9, 2010
4. Middletown Cemetery
View to the south from the Middletown (Mount Carmel) Cemetery to the fields behind The Cauldron marker.
 
 
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