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

128th New York Volunteer Regiment

 
 
128th New York Volunteer Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 29, 2007
1. 128th New York Volunteer Regiment Marker
Inscription.  Dedicated on 15 October 1907, this monument is adjacent to the original Valley Pike right of way. It marks the eastern limit of the XIX U.S. Corps positions occupied on 19 October 1864 and is at the approximate point where U.S. Generals Horatio G. Wright and William H. Emory conferred at the opening of the Confederate assault. The 128th New York, from Dutchess and Columbia Counties, lost nearly half its strength at the Battle of Cedar Creek. Its veterans placed the monument here as a memorial to all combatants, North and South.

Donated to the People of the United States
in loving memory of our daughter,
Amy Miller,
by Mr. And Mrs. Herbert C. Miller, Jr., of Pennsylvania

 
Erected by Blue and Gray Education Society and Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 0.53′ N, 78° 18.616′ W. Marker is near Middletown, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is on Valley Pike (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling
128th New York Volunteer Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 23, 2020
2. 128th New York Volunteer Regiment Marker
The marker appears to have weathered a bit.
south. Located at the entrance road to the XIX Corps Earthworks Walking Tour, and adjacent to the 128th New York Monument. 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. 128th Regt N.Y.S.V.I. (within shouting distance of this marker); Bearing the Brunt (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Trenches (approx. ¼ mile away); Shenandoah At War (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1st Maine Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Shenandoah Valley / Battle of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Slowing the Advance (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frederick County / Shenandoah County (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 painting of "General and Staff on Reconnaissance," by Andre Chastain. Portraits of "Major General Horatio G. Wright, VI U.S. Corps and Acting Commander of the Union Army of the Shenandoah," and "Brigadier General William H. Emory, XIX U.S. Corps," flank the text. On the right, a map of the Battle of Cedar Creek details troop movements from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.
 
Regarding 128th New York Volunteer Regiment. The Cedar Creek battlefield is interpreted by several markers. See the Battle of Cedar Creek Virtual Tour by Markers link below.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Cedar Creek Staff Ride. The monument is tour stop four on the Center of Military History staff ride of the battle. (Submitted on November 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battle of Cedar Creek Summary. The action here is discussed as phase four of the National Parks Service summary of the battle. (Submitted on November 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. 128th NY Infantry Regiment during the Civil War
128th New York Volunteer Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 23, 2020
3. 128th New York Volunteer Regiment Marker
. Taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. (Submitted on November 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. 128th New York Infantry. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

5. Battle of Cedar Creek Virtual Tour by Markers. The related markers here follow a tour of the Cedar Creek Battlefield, October 19, 1864. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

6. 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. (Submitted on October 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
The 128th New York Volunteer Regiment Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 29, 2007
4. The 128th New York Volunteer Regiment Monument
Inscription: "In memory of the men of this regiment who lost their lives at the Battle of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864. Erected by their comrades and friends, dedicated in 1907."
Brigadier General William H. Emory<br>XIX U.S. Corps image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
5. Brigadier General William H. Emory
XIX U.S. Corps
Major General Horatio G. Wright,<br>VI U.S. Corps, image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
6. Major General Horatio G. Wright,
VI U.S. Corps,
and acting commander of the Union Army of the Shenandoah
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,256 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4. submitted on November 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on May 19, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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