History at Sunset: George Custer at the Battle of Cedar Creek

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Cedar Creek Battlefield
8437 Valley Pike
Middletown, VA 22645
Region Shenandoah Valley
Locality Frederick
Friday, September 26, 2014 (5:00 PM)
Phone: (540) 869-2064
Website www.cedarcreekbattlefield.org

History at Sunset: Presented by Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park

These ranger-conducted presentations cover a variety of subjects and provide visitors an opportunity to see sites not normally open, or widely accessible, to the general public. Explore and learn about some of the “hidden gems” of the park and the Shenandoah Valley. Each program is free and lasts between 60 to 90 minutes.

George Custer at the Battle of Cedar Creek
“Like a caged lion, eager for the fray”

Join Ranger Kyle Rothemich for a special tour highlighting the “Boy General” at Cedar Creek. This special program will take visitors through the Battle of Cedar Creek with an emphasis on George Custer’s role, his relationship with General Philip Sheridan and the overall use of cavalry during the engagement. Custer’s aggressive and flamboyant traits were both exhibited during this stunning Union victory. This car-caravan tour will take visitors to parts of the park that are rarely seen to explore Custer’s crucial role in the battle. Meet at the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation Headquarters (8437 Valley Pike, Middletown, VA).


Last Updated: 9/5/2014 12:11 PM
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