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Maps Position of Union Army at Cedar Creek Union position and plan of battle.

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Title
Position of Union Army at Cedar Creek Union position and plan of battle.
Summary
However, what initially appeared to be an overwhelming success quickly turned to a rout when the Union forces were redeployed and launched a successful counterattack that drove the Confederates back across the Shenandoah to Fisher's Hill, with heavy losses of men, equipment and supplies.
Map shows troop locations along the Strasburg Pike on either side of Cedar Creek, and along the north fork of the Shenandoah River. The Union army under Sheridan has paused in its movement up the Valley and is located northwest of Cedar Creek in the vicinity of Middletown and Belle Grove. Early's Confederates, having assessed the situation from their position at Fisher's Hill, decided to undertake a surprise attack on the Union rear. On the night of October 18th a portion of Early's army crossed to the south of the Shenandoah and marched east, recrossing the river at Bowman's Ford on the Union left flank. Meanwhile, several other divisions moved north along the Valley Pike in a position to launch a direct assault. Moving in before daylight, the Confederates took the Federals by complete surprise.
Contributor Names
Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
Created / Published
[S.l., 1864-1865]
Subject Headings
-  Cedar Creek, Battle of, Va., 1864--Maps
-  Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864 (August-November)--Maps
-  Shenandoah County (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  United States--Virginia--Shenandoah River Valley
-  Cedar Creek, Battle of, Va
-  Shenandoah Valley Campaign
Notes
-  Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces.
-  NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this diary image.
-  Relief shown by hachures.
-  This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
-  In the Robert Knox Sneden Diary (Mss5:1 Sn237:1 v. 6, p. 508).
-  Manuscripts
Medium
1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 6 x 15 cm.
Repository
Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.ndlpcoop/gvhs01.vhs00196
Online Format
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Sneden, Robert Knox. Position of Union Army at Cedar Creek Union position and plan of battle. [S.l., to 1865, 1861] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00196/. (Accessed July 23, 2016.)

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Sneden, R. K. (1861) Position of Union Army at Cedar Creek Union position and plan of battle. [S.l., to 1865] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00196/.

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Sneden, Robert Knox. Position of Union Army at Cedar Creek Union position and plan of battle. [S.l., to 1865, 1861] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00196/>.