Rude's Hill & vicinity, Shenandoah Co., Va.
Rude's Hill and vicinity, Shenandoah County, Virginia
Pen-and-ink over 3/16-inch ink grid, mounted on cloth. Similar to the map reproduced in the Atlas to accompany the official records of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1891-95, pl. 84, no. 11. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H199 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. In pencil on verso: 451.
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Position of Union Army at Cedar Creek Union position and plan of battle.
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...