The memory of John Bell Hood has taken on a popular view that more often than not emphasizes the negative while ignoring the positive. As has been mentioned over the course of the last several days in “Hood Remembered,” Hood … Continue reading
Conclusion of a series. The Battle of Cedar Creek effectively ended Confederate operations in the ShenandoahValley. Philip Sheridan’s final victory in the Valley removed a key piece of the logistical puzzle that Robert E. Lee relied upon. While Sheridan had … Continue reading
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James Taylor captured the aftermath of the Battle of Cedar Creek in this sketch. Here, Union surgeons operate on the wounded in Middletown.
James Taylor’s was one of many nineteenth century drawings of Philip Sheridan rallying his men on the battlefield of Cedar Creek.
Part four in a series. In the wake of the victory at the Battle of Tom’s Brook, the Union Army of the Shenandoah trudged north, eventually going into camp along a stream known as Cedar Creek, south of the village of … Continue reading
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At the Battle of Cedar Creek, James Taylor captured the mortal wounding of Colonel Charles Russell Lowell. Lowell hailed from Boston and was a member of one of New England’s most distinguished families. A Harvard graduate, Lowell received a commission … Continue reading
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During the fighting at Cedar Creek, the Confederate Army of the Valley lost one of their ablest division commanders in Major General Stephen Dodson Ramseur. Although he did not witness the mortal wounding himself, James Taylor captured the event in … Continue reading
This sketch by James Taylor is of the hamlet of Middletown. The Battle of Cedar Creek, fought on October 19, 1864 swirled around the town, located just south of Winchester Virginia.
Following the Battle of Fisher’s Hill, Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan’s Federal army pursued Lieut. Gen. Jubal Early’s Rebel forces up the Shenandoah Valley. With the Yankees dogging his march, Early left the Valley, while Sheridan encamped around the town of Harrisonburg, Virginia. … Continue reading
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