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In the Footsteps of Sheridan in the Shenandoah

Battle of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864

In the fall of 1864, Sheridan's victory at Cedar Creek assured the ruin of Early's reputation. It also helped President Lincoln get re-elected.

This is a beautiful area. Be sure to visit Belle Grove, which is not far from I-81 where it meets I-66 near Strasburg, Virginia. Union General Philp Sheridan used the house as his headquarters.

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Site of Bowman's Mill Ford McInTurff's Ford, N. Fork, Shenandoah R. Dr. Poland lectures at Belle Grove
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Belle Grove Field at Belle Grove Plantation Near here the Union slowed the attacks
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Miller's Mill St. Thomas Church was used as a Civil war hospital Shenandoah Sunset

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Encampment at Belle Grove

Photos taken by Linda Javins Walcroft). Visit Linda's Links

New Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park | Cedar Creek Battlefield
U.S. Center of Military History's chapter on the Valley Campaign of 1864 including driving tour

Photos taken in 1997, posted July 2003. Copyright Linda Walcroft
Revised December 2005