Near Middletown in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Molineux's 2nd Brigade
by the members of the
American Civil War Round Table
of the United Kingdom, founded in 1953.
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1953.
Location. 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. Union Withdrawal (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Maine Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Trenches (approx. 0.2 miles away); Plantation Office & Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shenandoah At War (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Shenandoah Valley / Battle of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Slowing the Advance (approx. 0.4 miles away); 128th New York Volunteer Regiment (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
More about this marker. The center right of the marker is a portion of a painting named "Reverse the Trenches" by Keith Rocco. The lower left shows a portrait of "Colonel Edward L. Molineux, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, XIX U.S. Corps. Born in England, Colonel Molineux entered service as an officer of the 159th New York Regiment and served with distinction throughout the war."
Regarding Molineux's 2nd Brigade. The Cedar Creek battlefield is interpreted by several markers. See the Battle of Cedar Creek Virtual Tour by Markers link below.
Also see . . .
1. Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation. Link to article about the Keith Rocco painting that appears on the marker. (Submitted on November 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Battle of Cedar Creek Staff Ride. The trail extends from tour stop four on the Center of Military History staff ride of the battle. (Submitted on November 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. 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 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
4. 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.)
5. 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,350 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.