Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia

1. Alan M. Di Sciullo, Esq, Princeton, NJ
2. Bill Weisheit, OH
3. Curt Fisher, AR
4. Walter Kasperczyk, NY
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1. Battle Summary: Cedar Creek, VA
2. Battle of Cedar Creek - Wikipedia
3. Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation
4. Cedar Creek Belle Grove Virginia Civil War Battle
5. Cedar Creek: Historical Marker Database
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The Battle of Cedar Creek was the culmination of Sheridan's 1864 Valley Campaign and the scene of his famous ride from Winchester in the late afternoon of the battle to rally his troops in reversing the Confederate's early morning advances.
Maps at the grounds describe the battle and early morning movements.
The battle began when Early had moved divisions the night of the 18th under Kershaw on the left flank by Cedar Creek and Ramsuer's, Pegram's and Gordon's divisions on the right flank by the North Fork of the Shenadoah. They attacked over fordable areas at 4:30 the following morning. Their attack was such a surprise that Union troops did not respond until two brigades of Thoburn's division positioned on a hill overlooking Bowman's Mill Ford in front of Kershaw's troops fired upon the rapidly moving rebels a little after 5AM. The rebels quickly overpowered their resistance and kept moving north and west toward the main Union encampments.

Photos/text this page courtesy of Alan M. Di Sciullo, Esq.

Battle of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864 Enlarge


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Hill overlooking Bowman's Mill Ford    

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