Middleton in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Cedar Creek Battleﬁeld and Belle Grove
Erected 1969 by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 39° 1.24′ N, 78° 18.224′ W. Marker is in Middleton, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is on Belle Grove Road (Virginia Route 727). Touch for map. The marker is located on the exterior wall near the entrance to Belle Grove Plantation mansion. It is a unit of the National Park Service. Marker is at or near this postal address: 336 Belle Grove Rd, Middletown VA 22645, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Hall at Belle Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Cedar Creek 1864 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ramseur Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tomb Of An Unknown Soldier (approx. 0.4 The Battle of Cedar Creek (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Camps (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battlefield Center (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Creek (approx. half a mile away).
Also see . . . Cedar Creek Battlefield and Belle Grove (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form. (Submitted on May 19, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
1. Cedar Creek Battlefield and Belle Grove
“Belle Grove was one of the first mansions built in the Shenandoah Valley; it was completed in 1797 for a sister of James Madison and her husband.
In 1864 it was made into Union General Philip Sheridan's headquarters, and served as a focal point for the Battle of Cedar Creek. Cedar Creek Battlefield, which extends for miles in every direction from Belle Grove, was the site of the last decisive conflict in the Shenandoah Valley. The Confederate defeat here forced their final retreat from the area, after which General Sheridan devastated it from end to end.” — National Register Form.
Categories. • Antebellum South, US •
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