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

Bearing the Brunt

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park

 
 
Bearing the Brunt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 13, 2018
1. Bearing the Brunt Marker
Inscription. On October 15, 1907, veterans of the 128th New York Regiment met on the Cedar Creek battlefield to dedicate the monument to their unit. These men, along with the rest of the 19th Corps, had borne the brunt of the Confederate attack against their position, around 6:00 a.m. In the fog and smoke they could see little, only the flash of rifles and sounds of battle told them where the enemy was. Their trenches, facing towards Cedar Creek, were of little use as the Confederates attacked from the left and the rear. Within an hour these Union troops were pushed out of their positions and began a fighting withdrawal towards Belle Grove.

It is probable that few of us will ever see this monument again, and so we leave it, hoping that it may stand for generations and ages to teach the passer by on this thoroughfare a lesson of personal, practical, patriotic duty....
A veteran of the 128th New York State Infantry
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 39° 0.531′ N, 78° 18.587′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is on Valley Pike (U.S. 11) north of Water Plant Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8886 Valley Pike, Middletown VA 22645, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Bearing the Brunt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 13, 2018
2. Bearing the Brunt Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 128th Regt N.Y.S.V.I. (a few steps from this marker); 128th New York Volunteer Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Trenches (approx. mile away); 1st Maine Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cedar Creek The 8th Vermont Vol's (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frederick County / Shenandoah County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Molineux's 2nd Brigade (approx. half a mile away); Union Withdrawal (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
Also see . . .  Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park. National Park Service (Submitted on May 21, 2018.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 13, 2018
3. Dedication
Veterans of the 128th New York regiment and their wives, along with local Confederate veterans, attend the 1907 dedication of the monument.
Close-up of photo on marker
Camp Flag of the 128th NY Infantry image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 13, 2018
4. Camp Flag of the 128th NY Infantry
Close-up of image on marker
You are Here image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 13, 2018
5. You are Here
Close-up of map on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 17, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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