Union Left Flank
— 1864 Valley Campaign —(Preface): The fertile Shenandoah Valley was the "Breadbasket of the Confederacy" as well as an avenue of invasion. Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early's march north and his raid on Washington, D.C., in June-July 1864 alerted Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant to the threat that Early posed while he held the Valley. In August, Grant sent Gen. Philip H. Sheridan and his Army of the Shenandoah to defeat Early. In serveral battles between September 19 and October 19 - Third Winchester, Fisher's Hill, Tom's Brook, and Cedar Creek - Sheridan accomplished his mission and then laid waste to much of the Valley in "The Burning."
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 1:09am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 737413 N 4324228|
|Decimal Degrees||39.03488333, -78.25711667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 2.093', W 78° 15.427'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 2' 5.58" N, 78° 15' 25.62" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 132 Larrick Ln, Middletown VA 22645, US|
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