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]

Battle of Cedar Creek Facts

October 19, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Cedar Creek.

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Date

  • October 19, 1864

Location

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

Campaign

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)

Result

  • 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.

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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Cedar Creek Facts
  • Coverage October 19, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of cedar creek
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 29, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 16, 2021
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