Near Middletown in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Cedar Creek
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A 56.)
Location. 39° 0.829′ N, 78° 18.194′ W. Marker is near Middletown, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is on Valley Pike (U.S. 11) 0.2 miles south of Belle Grove Road, on the right when traveling south. 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. A different marker also named The Battle of Cedar Creek (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ramseur Monument Cedar Creek The 8th Vermont Vol's (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tomb Of An Unknown Soldier (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Camps (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battlefield Center (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Creek (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Trenches (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
More about this marker. This marker replaced the original A-56 marker originally erected in the 1940s with the same title. That marker read “Here the Union army lay in an entrenched camp, October 19, 1864. Crook was in the valley to the east; the Nineteenth Corps on the hillside facing south. At dawn the Confederates attacked from the east and south, capturing the camp and driving the Unionists northward two miles and a half. Wright finally halted the retreat.”
Regarding 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. National Parks Service summary of the battle. The action mentioned on the marker is discussed as phase 4 of the battle. (Submitted on September 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 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.)
3. 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.)
4. The Battle of Cedar Creek during the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley. Some battle details, maps and a number of photos of the area, good for a driving tour (Submitted on March 24, 2010, by Hal F. Sharpe of Edinburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 2,453 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on December 9, 2011, by Don Hogan of Milton, Georgia. Photos: 1. submitted on October 5, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. 2. submitted on November 20, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3, 4. submitted on September 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.