Battle of Cedar Creek

Battle of Cedar Creek (HMXYG)

Location: Middletown, VA 22645 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 0.829', W 78° 18.194'

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In early Oct. 1864, portions of Union Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan's army bivouacked here on the hills and rolling farmland just north of Cedar Creek along the Valley Turnpike (present-day U.S. Rte. 11). Just before daybreak on 19 Oct., Confederate Lt. Gen Jubal A. Early's infantry divisions surprised and attacked the Federals, routing two of Sheridan's three infantry corps. Maj. Gen. Horatio G. Wright, commanding in Sheridan's absence, organized a retreat north. Sheridan arrived on the battlefield from Winchester by midmorning and rode along the front to rally his men. By late afternoon the Federals had counterattacked Early's left front and crushed the Confederate troops, who fled south.
Marker NumberA 56
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 8:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 733490 N 4321770
Decimal Degrees39.01381667, -78.30323333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 0.829', W 78° 18.194'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 0' 49.74" N, 78° 18' 11.64" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8594-8706 Valley Pike, Middletown VA 22645, US
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