Battle of Cedar Creek,
courtesy of Alan M. Di Sciullo, Esq.,
Princeton Jct, NJ
for any use of these images
Kershaw's, Gordon's, Pegram's and
Ramseur's (left to right) continued to push the remaining elements of the
XIX Corps in the Red Hill area along Meadow Brook Church and Hite Road.
Along Hite Road (shown here), Battery D of the First Rhode Island
Artillery set up on the high ground to support Wheaton's Division.
The rebel attack encircled the last Union unit to withdraw from the Red
Hill area-Getty's division of the VI Corps-which delayed the Confederate
advance in Middletown Cemetery. Union soldiers repelled a number of
Confederate attacks and only upon a cannon bombardment from Early's
positions on the Valley Pike did Getty to give orders to retreat from the
Early's final lines (shown by a sign on the Valley Pike by the present day
Community College) centered on Miller's Mill and along
present day Rt. 634. Early's men reached these
positions around 11AM and failed to advance beyond these positions despite
the lack of Union opposition.
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