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Philip Sheridan at Cedar Creek, Oct 19, 1864
Philip Sheridan at Cedar Creek, Oct 19, 1864

Battle of Cedar Creek

American Final Confederate Invasion of the North (1864)

The Battle of Ceder Creek was the largest and most decisive of Sheridan's Valley Campaign and the last invasion of the Union by Confederate forces. After the battle Confederate forces were never again able to threaten Washington, D.C. or protect the Shenandoah Valley.

In a brilliant surprise attack, Confederate General Jubal Early was able to route two thirds of the Union army under Union General Philip Sheridan, but his troops were hungry and exhausted. The Confederate forces fell out of their ranks to pillage the Union camp; Sheridan managed to rally his troops and defeat Jubal Early decisively.

Submitted By:  David Allison


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