Battle of Cedar Creek Facts

October 19, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Cedar Creek.

Portrait of Jubal A. Early

October 19, 1864, although still outnumbered by over 10,000 federal soldiers, Lieutenant General Jubal Early launched a surprise attack on Major General Philip Sheridan’s troops encamped at Cedar Creek. [Wikimedia Commons]



  • October 19, 1864


  • Frederick County, Virginia
  • Shenandoah County, Virginia
  • Warren County, Virginia


Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Shenandoah

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Valley

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 31,945

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 21,000

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 5,665 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 2,910 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)


  • Union victory

Timeline of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864

These are the main battles and events of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 in order.


Citation Information

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  • Article Title Battle of Cedar Creek Facts
  • Date October 19, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of cedar creek
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date June 2, 2023
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 5, 2022

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