The Battle of Cedar Creek: Self Guided Tour

The Battle of Cedar Creek: Self Guided Tour
Title:
The Battle of Cedar Creek: Self Guided Tour
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
In stock
GPO Stock Number:
008-029-00214-1
ISBN:
9780160268540
Description

CMH Pub 70-25. Discusses how Union General Philip H. Sheridan rallied his men to turn defeat into victory on October 19, 1864.

The Battle of Cedar Creek, or Battle of Belle Grove, was fought on October 19, 1864. It was the culminating battle of the Valley Campaigns of 1864 during the American Civil War. Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal Early launched a surprise attack against the encamped army of Union Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan across Cedar Creek, northeast of Strasburg, Virginia. During the morning fighting, seven Union infantry divisions were forced to fall back and lost numerous prisoners and cannons. Early failed to continue his attack north of Middletown and Sheridan, dramatically riding to the battlefield from Winchester, was able to rally his troops to hold a new defensive line. A Union counterattack that afternoon routed Early's army.

At the conclusion of this battle, the final Confederate invasion of the North was effectively ended. The Confederacy was never again able to threaten Washington, D.C. through the Shenandoah Valley, nor protect one of its key economic bases in Virginia. The stunning Union victory aided the reelection of Abraham Lincoln and won Sheridan lasting fame.

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Audience

This would be a valuable guide for tourists, teachers, students, and others interested in Civil War history.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$3.75
International Price:
$5.25
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History
Author:
  • Whitehorne, Joseph A.
Notes:
0160268540
Key Phrases:
  • Civil War
Weight:
0.25
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
10/11/1990
Last Status Update:
02/20/2018
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