Tag Archives: Cedar Creek

Advancing To Strasburg: Union Generals See What They Want To See In The Shenandoah Valley

In the March 18, 1862, edition of the Staunton Spectator, residents of the middle Shenandoah Valley read about the Confederates’ evacuation of Winchester and the Union army’s arrival in that same town. Then, the early reporting of new Federal movements … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 72 Acres at Cedar Creek

Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Trust has announced the opportunity to save 72 acres of land at Cedar Creek battlefield. Located at the southern end of the fighting area and on bluffs above the creek, this land saw the clash of Confederate … Continue reading

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Another Look at Survival

I’m getting ready to give a presentation to a round table this evening and have been reviewing my notes and what I’ll be sharing about Civil War medical practices and how those norms actually worked (or didn’t) during a campaign … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Aims to Save Land at Four Battlefields

As one of its first battlefield preservation campaigns of 2020, the American Battlefield Trust is aiming to save over 600 acres of hallowed ground at four major battlefields – all in Virginia. Cedar Creek, Cedar Mountain, Sailor’s Creek, and Ware … Continue reading

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155 Years: Cedar Creek

October 19, 1864 – one hundred fifty-five years ago – saw battlefield surprises in the Shenandoah Valley. First, the Confederates under General Jubal Early launched a surprise attack on the Union army and managed to drive three corps from positions. … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Belle Grove Plantation’s Battle of Cedar Creek Commemoration

Looking for something to do in Northern Virginia/Shenandoah Valley region this weekend? Although the Cedar Creek re-enactment was canceled earlier in the year due to security challenges, there’s still plenty to see, tour, and participate to commemorate the anniversary of the … Continue reading

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American Battlefield Trust Reaches Major Milestone

Our good friends at the American Battlefield Trust announced a major milestone this week at their annual conference: 50,000 acres of saved battlefield land! What an incredible achievement! The acquisition of 13 acres at Cedar Creek in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley … Continue reading

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Cedar Creek 150th

Lots going on this weekend at Cedar Creek for the sesquicentennial of the battle. Check out the schedule! If you stop by the battlefield, be on the lookout for ECW’s own Phill Greenwalt. Belle Grove plantation (photo by Chris Mackowski)

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Remembering the “Great Gamble” at Cedar Creek

This weekend, the National Park Service, in conjunction with the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, Belle Grove, and the Shenandoah National Battlefield Historic District will combine to host a series of events commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar … Continue reading

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…and the Armies Danced: Sheridan and Early in the Valley, August-September 1864

Four days after taking command of the Army of the Shenandoah, Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan led his new command out of Harper’s Ferry and headed south. His hope was to force Lieut. Gen. Jubal Early’s Confederates out of the lower … Continue reading

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