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Cedar Creek

Belle Grove

October 19, 1864

Frederick County, Shenandoah County and Warren County , Virginia

After an audacious night march, Jubal Early’s Confederates surprised Union troops near Cedar Creek and drove first one, then another, then a third Union Corps from the field. As Early paused to reorganize, Union General Phil Sheridan arrived from headquarters in Winchester just in time to rally his troops and launch a crushing counterattack from which Early’s forces could not recover. Sheridan’s victory at Cedar Creek extinguished any hope of further Confederate offensives in the Shenandoah Valley.
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Saving Cedar Creek

Saving Cedar Creek

This website tells the history of the Cedar Creek Battlefield and the Belle Grove Plantation, and highlights the partnerships that helped make preservation possible.

Cedar Creek T&N

Cedar Creek - Then & Now

Park Ranger Eric Campbell answers our questions about the Battle of Cedar Creek and discusses the state of the battlefield today

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This battlefield was identified in our annual report History Under Siege™ in 2008 »  , 2007 »  , 2009 »  , and 2010 »

Photos

View the Trust's collection of photos of the Cedar Creek battlefield, the climactic battle of the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign

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Videos

The brave men of the 8th Vermont stand against the Confederate onslaught at Cedar Creek.

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Recommended Reading

Cedar Creek Wert

"From Winchester to Cedar Creek"
by Jeffry D. Wert

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Cedar Creek Noyalas

"The Battle of Cedar Creek: Victory from the Jaws of Defeat"
by Jonathan Noyalas

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