||Frederick County, Shenandoah County and Warren County
||Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign (August-December 1864)
||October 19, 1864
||Maj. Gen. Horatio Wright and Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan [US]; Lt. Gen. Jubal Early [CS]
||52,945 total (US 31,945; CS 21,000)
||8,575 total (US 5,665; CS 2,910)
||At dawn, October 19, 1864, the Confederate Army of the Valley under Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early
surprised the Federal army at Cedar Creek and routed the VIII and XIX Army Corps. Commander Maj. Gen.
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
Sherman’s successes in Georgia to re-election.