"Crows..,will have to carry their provender with them"
— 1864 Valley Campaign —(Preface): The Federal offensive in the Shenandoah Valley begun in May 1864 faltered in the summer with Confederate victories and Gen. Jubal A. Early's Washington Raid in July. Union Gen. Philip H. Sheridan took command in August, defeated Early at Winchester in September and Cedar Creek in October, burned mills and barns, and crushed the remnants of Early's force at Waynesboro on March 2, 1865. Sheridan's victories contributed to President Abraham Lincoln's reelection in November 1864 and denied Gen. Robert E. Lee's army much-needed provisions from the "Breadbasket of the Confederacy."
|Series||This marker is part of the West Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||West Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 4:17pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 257144 N 4367373|
|Decimal Degrees||39.42170000, -77.82120000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 25.302', W 77° 49.272'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 25' 18.12" N, 77° 49' 16.32" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4198 Kearneysville Pike, Shepherdstown WV 25443, US|
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