Middletown in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Vermont at Cedar Creek
Vermont soldiers played an important role in the Union victory at Cedar Creek. In a desperate stand made to slow the early morning onslaught of confederate Jubal Early’s army, the Eighth Vermont Regiment lost 110 of its 164 men engaged. The First Vermont Brigade held the central position in the mid-morning stand that finally brought Early’s attack to a halt. the battered Eighth Vermont was the first Union regiment to break the Confederate line in the afternoon Union counterattack. In that attack the First Vermont Cavalry captured 23 cannon and three battle flags.
Erected 2014 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 39° 1.172′ N, 78° 17.559′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is on Valley Pike (U.S. 11) 0.6 miles north of Belle Grove Road (Virginia Route 727), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located opposite the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation headquarters. 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. The Battle of Cedar Creek (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Creek (a few steps from this Heater House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Creek (about 500 feet away); Monte Vista (approx. 0.2 miles away); Heater Fields (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battlefield Center (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Middletown.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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