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

Cedar Creek

The 8th Vermont Vol's

 
 
The 8th Vermont Volunteers Marker image. 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 by Herbert E. Hill.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 0.648′ N, 78° 18.204′ W. Marker is near Middletown, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Valley Pike (U.S. 11) 0.3 miles south of Belle Grove Road (Virginia Route 727), on the left when traveling south. Located on the 8th Vermont Monument Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8739 Valley Pike, 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. Slowing the Advance (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Shenandoah Valley / Battle of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864 (about 700 feet away); Shenandoah At War
Side View of Eighth Vermont Monument image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, October 31, 2009
2. Side View of Eighth Vermont Monument
(about 700 feet away); Eve of Battle (approx. 0.2 miles away); 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); Bearing the Brunt (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
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 three color-bearers who were killed at that location while defending their flags. 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. The Morning Attack Trails - The 8th Vermont Monument Trail. Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park (Submitted on October 28, 2020.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2009, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,506 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on October 24, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2009, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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