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Cedar Creek - October 19, 1864

Cedar Creek - October 19, 1864

American Battlefield Trust’s map of the Battle of Cedar Creek

At dawn, October 19, 1864, the Confederate Army of the Valley under Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early surprised the Federal army at Cedar Creek and routed the VIII, XIX and VI Corps. Union Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan arrived from Winchester to rally his troops, and, in the afternoon, launched a crushing counterattack, which recovered the battlefield. Sheridan’s victory at Cedar Creek broke the back of the Confederate army in the Shenandoah Valley.

Learn More: The Battle of Cedar Creek

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