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.
15th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers, Reunion Flyer from October 19, 1880
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database
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Did You Know?
The Union victory in the Battle of Cedar Creek (October 19, 1864), combined with the capture of Atlanta by Gen. Sherman in September, likely contributed to the reelection of President Abraham Lincoln in 1864.