Civil War Virginia
American Civil War
October 19, 1864
At dawn, October 19, 1864, the Confederate Army of the Valley under Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early surprised the Federal army at Cedar Creek and routed the VIII and XIX Army Corps.
US Commander Major General 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.
Lincoln rode the momentum of Sheridan's victories in the Valley and General Sherman's successes in Georgia to re-election.
Result(s): Union victory
Location: Frederick County, Shenandoah County and Warren County
Campaign: Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign (August-December 1864) previous battle in campaign Campaigns
Date(s): October 19, 1864
Principal Commanders: Major General Horatio Wright and Major General Philip Sheridan [US]; Lieutenant General Jubal Early [CS]
Forces Engaged: 52,945 total (US 31,945; CS 21,000)
Estimated Casualties: 8,575 total (US 5,665; CS 2,910)
Stonewall Jackson's Book of Maxims
While a cadet at West Point, Jackson collected maxims as part of his quest for status as a gentleman, and in
the mid-1850s he carefully inscribed these maxims in a personal notebook, which disappeared after his death in 1863. In the 1990s, the author discovered the long-lost book of maxims in the archives of Tulane University
The Official Virginia
Civil War Battlefield Guide
Virginia was host to nearly 1/3rd of all Civil War engagements. This guide covers them all like a mini-history of the war. This guide organizes battles chronologically. Each
campaign has a detailed overview, followed by concise descriptions of the individual engagements
The Civil War
Introduces young readers to the harrowing true story of the American Civil War and its immediate aftermath. A surprisingly
detailed battle-by-battle account of America's deadliest conflict ensues, culminating in the restoration of the Union followed by the tragic assassination of President Lincoln
A Ballad of the Civil War
A wonderful chapter book for children
that should help them to appreciate the fact that some people could not defend a person's right to own other people and to understand that sad era that ended in the "brothers' war." It has four chapters with a prologue and a closing author's note. The conversations that Tom has with the household slave "Uncle Roger" provide some unique insight into the dilemma that slaves faced in the antebellum
Fields of Fury
The American Civil
Written for young readers a stirring account of the greatest conflict to happen on our nation's soil, the Civil War, bringing to life the tragic struggle that divided not only a nation, but also friends and family. well-organized, well-executed, kid-friendly history of the Civil War was a brilliant idea if there ever was one. It's
difficult to imagine anyone doing a better job than McPherson at breaking down this complex, interrelated series of events.
U.S. National Park Service
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