Bearing the Brunt

Bearing the Brunt (HM27NI)

Location: Middletown, VA 22645 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 0.531', W 78° 18.587'

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Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park

On October 15, 1907, veterans of the 128th New York Regiment met on the Cedar Creek battlefield to dedicate the monument to their unit. These men, along with the rest of the 19th Corps, had borne the brunt of the Confederate attack against their position, around 6:00 a.m. In the fog and smoke they could see little, only the flash of rifles and sounds of battle told them where the enemy was. Their trenches, facing towards Cedar Creek, were of little use as the Confederates attacked from the left and the rear. Within an hour these Union troops were pushed out of their positions and began a fighting withdrawal towards Belle Grove.

It is probable that few of us will ever see this monument again, and so we leave it, hoping that it may stand for generations and ages to teach the passer by on this thoroughfare a lesson of personal, practical, patriotic duty....
A veteran of the 128th New York State Infantry
HM NumberHM27NI
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 21st, 2018 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 732939 N 4321202
Decimal Degrees39.00885000, -78.30978333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 0.531', W 78° 18.587'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 0' 31.86" N, 78° 18' 35.22" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8886 Valley Pike, Middletown VA 22645, US
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