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

The Battle of Cedar Creek

 
 
The Battle of Cedar Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 29, 2007
1. The Battle of Cedar Creek Marker
Inscription. Fought on these hills and fields, Oct 19, 1864. Gen. Jubal A. Early's 22,000 Confederates attacked Gen. Philip H. Sheridan's 60,000 Federals. The first assault a surprise flank movement by Gen. John B. Gordon, was a Confederate success. This advantage not being followed up, enabled Gen. Sheridan to rally and win the victory.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Markers Association marker series.
 
Location. 39° 0.886′ N, 78° 18.088′ W. Marker is near Middletown, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of Valley Pike (U.S. 11) and Belle Grove Road (County Route 727), on the right when traveling south on Valley Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown VA 22645, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ramseur Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Creek (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tomb Of An Unknown Soldier (about 700 feet away); Union Camps (approx. mile away); Battlefield Center (approx. mile away); a different marker also
The Battle of Cedar Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 29, 2007
2. The Battle of Cedar Creek Marker
named Battle of Cedar Creek (approx. mile away); Cedar Creek The 8th Vermont Vol's (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cedar Creek Battlefield and Belle Grove (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
Regarding The Battle of Cedar Creek. 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. Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation. (Submitted on November 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Bowman's Mill Ford. This portion of the battle is detailed as stop two of the Center for Military History staff ride guide. (Submitted on November 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. McInturff's Ford. This portion of the battlefield is discussed as tour stop 3 of the Center of Military History staff ride guide. (Submitted on November 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. Cedar Creek. The Confederate river crossings are discussed as part of phase two of this National Parks Summary of the battle. (Submitted on November 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

5. Battle of Cedar Creek Virtual Tour by Markers
McIntruff's Ford image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 29, 2007
3. McIntruff's Ford
Gordon's Confederate Division crossed the North Fork of the Shenandoah River here just downstream from the mouth of Cedar Creek (on the right). The march and crossing was a rare, for the Civil War, night tactical maneuver executed to near perfection. Guides were posted to direct the marching column, as well as marking signs along the route. After the crossing the river, the column proceeded along farm lanes to the north on the flank of the VIII Federal Corps camps.
. 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.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Bowman's Mill Ford image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 29, 2007
4. Bowman's Mill Ford
Crossed today by Bowman's Mill Road (County Route 635), Confederates in Kershaw's Division made their way across Cedar Creek here in the early morning hours of October 19, 1864. They advanced up the bank on the far side and into positions to confront Thoburn's Federal Division of the VIII Corps.
Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 29, 2006
5. Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,682 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on December 9, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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