Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical ParkOn the night of October 18, 1864, tents sheltering part of General Philip Sheridan's 32,000 strong Union Army of the Shenandoah blanketed the fields before you. Numerous supply wagons stood around Belle Grove. Above the banks of Cedar Creek, more tents and entrenchments faced south and guarded the Valley Pike's crossing. On the bluffs above the North Fork of the Shenandoah trenches and camps overlooked the river's passage. Following his victories in September and October 1864, Sheridan's army had conducted "The Burning," a systematic destruction of the Shenandoah Valley. Most believed Early, with at most 14,000 men, was incapable of mounting another offensive and thought that warfare in the valley was almost at an end.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, May 21st, 2018 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 733491 N 4321768|
|Decimal Degrees||39.01380000, -78.30321667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 0.828', W 78° 18.193'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 0' 49.68" N, 78° 18' 11.58" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8594-8706 US-11, Middletown VA 22645, US|
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