Near Middletown in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
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.
William and Susan Vodrey,
Erected by Blue and Gray Education Society, Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, and Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is October 19, 1864.
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 Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown VA 22645, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); N.C. Troops at Cedar Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Cedar Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vermont at Cedar Creek (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Creek (approx. ¼ mile 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). Touch for a list and map 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. Cedar Creek. American Battlefield Trust website entry (Submitted on June 24, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. America’s Civil War: George Custer and Stephen Ramseur. America's Civil War magazine article about Ramseur. (Submitted on January 27, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2009. This page has been viewed 1,203 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on September 7, 2020. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2009. 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 17, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.