• Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP

    Cedar Creek & Belle Grove

    National Historical Park Virginia

People

In Their Own Words


Personal accounts of events in history provide us with unique details and poignant insights. They give the reader a brief chance to view these events through the eyes of those who witnessed our past.

Read on, and see through the eyes of those who were there.

Click here to read President Abraham Lincoln's letter to General Philip Sheridan about the Army of the Shenandoah's victory at Cedar Creek.

 
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Letters from Mrs. M. G. Lee of Winchester (Mrs. Greenhow's Sister[-in-law]) to Mrs. Greenhow, and Letter from George H. Lee
National Archives
 

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database

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Did You Know?

The Old Valley Pike

U.S. 11 and I-81 follow the paths of much earlier highways? The Great Wagon Road dates from colonial times and was used by people traveling from Philadelphia to settle the backcountry of Virginia and the Carolinas. Parts of the route in Virginia follow an even older path, the Warriors' Road.