• Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP

    Cedar Creek & Belle Grove

    National Historical Park Virginia

Suggested Reading List

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP Suggested Reading List

History of the Shenandoah Valley:

Hofstra, Warren R. The Planting of New Virginia: Settlement and Landscape in the Shenandoah Valley. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.

Hofstra, Warren R. and Karl B. Raitz. The Great Valley Road of Virginia: Shenandoah Landscapes from Prehistory to the Present. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010.

Kercheval, Samuel. A History of the Valley of Virginia. 2nd ed. Woodstock, VA: J. Gatewood, Printer, 1850.

Koons, Kenneth E., and Warren R. Hofstra. After the Backcountry: Rural Life in the Great Valley of Virginia, 1800-1900. Knoxville: University of Tennessee
Press, 2000.

Rouse, Parke. The Great Wagon Road: From Philadelphia to the South. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1973.

Civil War:

Primer on the Civil War and its causes:

Horton, James Oliver, and Lois E. Horton. Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American memory. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press
2009.

Levine, Bruce C. Half Slave and Half Free: The Roots of Civil War. Revised Ed. New York: Hill and Wang, 2005.

McPherson, James M. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War era. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.

Sutton, Robert Kent. Rally on the High Ground: The National Park Service Symposium on the Civil War, Ford's Theatre, May 8 and 9, 2000. Fort
Washington, PA: Eastern National, 2001.

Shenandoah Valley Civil War History

Carhart, Tom. Sacred Ties: From West Point Brothers to Battlefield Rivals: A True Story of the Civil War. New York: Berkley Caliber, 2010.

Colt, Margaretta Barton. Defend the Valley: A Shenandoah Family in the Civil War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Stonewall Jackson's 1862 Valley Campaign:

Duncan, Richard R. Beleaguered Winchester: A Virginia Community at War, 1861-1865. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2007.

Gallagher, Gary W. "Revisiting the 1862 and 1864 Valley Campaigns: Stonewall Jackson and Jubal Early in the Shenandoah." In Lee and His Generals in
War and Memory
," 182-195. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1998.

Gallagher, Gary W. The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003.

Hale, Laura Virginia. Four Valiant Years in the Lower Shenandoah Valley, 1861-1865. Strasburg, VA: Shenandoah Pub. House, 1968.

Hotchkiss, Jedediah and Archie P. McDonald. Make Me a Map of the Valley: The Civil War Journal of Stonewall Jackson's Topographer. Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1973.

Noyalas, Jonathan A. "My will is absolute law": A Biography of Union General Robert H. Milroy. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2006.

Noyalas, Jonathan A. and Nancy T. Sorrells. "If this Valley is Lost, Virginia is Lost!": Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign. New Market, VA: Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, 2006.

Noyalas, Jonathan A. Stonewall Jackson's 1862 Valley Campaign: War Comes to the Homefront. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2010.

Tanner, Robert G. Stonewall in the Valley: Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Spring 1862. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1976.

1864 Valley Campaign

Connor, Richard, and Wilson R. Springer. Sheridan, The Inevitable. New York: Konecky & Konecky, 1993.

Cooling, B. Franklin. Jubal Early's Raid on Washington, 1864. Baltimore, MD: Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co. of America, 1989.

Cooling, B. Franklin. Monocacy: The Battle that Saved Washington. Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Pub. Co., 1997.

Dickert, D. Augustus. History of Kershaw's Brigade, with Complete Roll of Companies, Biographical Sketches, Incidents, Anecdotes, etc. Dayton, OH: Press of Morningside Bookshop, 1976.

Duncan, Richard R. Beleaguered Winchester: A Virginia Community at War, 1861-1865. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2007.

Early, Jubal Anderson. Jubal Early's Memoirs: Autobiographical Sketch and Narrative of the War Between the States. Baltimore, MD: Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co, 1989.

Gallagher, Gary W. "Revisiting the 1862 and 1864 Valley Campaigns: Stonewall Jackson and Jubal Early in the Shenandoah." In Lee and His Generals in War and Memory," 182-195. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1998.

Gallagher, Gary W. The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006.

Lewis, Thomas A. The Shenandoah in Flames: The Valley Campaign of 1864. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1987.

Mahon, Michael G. The Shenandoah Valley, 1861-1865: The Destruction of the Granary of the Confederacy. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1999.

Noyalas, Jonathan A. "Give the Enemy no Rest!": Sheridan's 1864 Shenandoah Campaign. New Market, VA: Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, 2007.

Pond, George E. The Shenandoah Valley in 1864. Edison, NJ: Castle Books, 2002.

Stackpole, Edward J. Sheridan in the Shenandoah: Jubal Early's Nemesis. 2nd ed. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1992.

Taylor, James E. With Sheridan up the Shenandoah Valley in 1864: Leaves from a Special Artist's Sketchbook and Diary. Cleveland, OH: Western Reserve Historical Society, 1989.

Voices of the Civil War: Shenandoah 1864. Alexandria, VA: Time Life Books, 1998.

Wert, Jeffry D. From Winchester to Cedar Creek: The Shenandoah Campaign of 1864. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2010.

The Burning of the Shenandoah Valley - 1864

Grimsley, Mark. The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy Toward Southern Civilians, 1861-1865. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Heatwole, John L. The Burning: Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley. Charlottesville, Va.: Rockbridge Pub., 1998.

Lewis, Thomas A. The Shenandoah in Flames: The Valley Campaign of 1864. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1987.

Mahon, Michael G. The Shenandoah Valley, 1861-1865: The Destruction of the Granary of the Confederacy. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1999.

Taylor, James E. With Sheridan up the Shenandoah Valley in 1864: Leaves from a Special Artist's Sketchbook and Diary. Cleveland, OH: Western Reserve Historical Society, 1989. (Hard to find/Out of Print)

Battle of Cedar Creek: October 19, 1864

Lewis, Thomas A. The Guns of Cedar Creek. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.

Mahr, Theodore C. The Battle of Cedar Creek: Showdown in the Shenandoah, October 1-30, 1864. 2nd ed. Lynchburg, VA: H.E. Howard, 1992. (Out of Print/Hard to find)

Noyalas, Jonathan A. The Battle of Cedar Creek: Victory from the Jaws of Defeat. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2009.

Wert, Jeffry D. From Winchester to Cedar Creek: The Shenandoah Campaign of 1864. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2010.

Whitehorne, Joseph W. A. The Battle of Cedar Creek: Self-Guided Tour. Washington, DC: Center of Military History, United States Army, 1992.

Did You Know?

Union soldiers marching during the 2005 battle reenactment

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.