History & Culture

An 1890 illustration shows blue uniformed soldiers in a cavalry charge.
Battle of Cedar Creek

The Federal victory at Cedar Creek ended Confederate resistance in the Shenandoah Valley.


The Great Valley of Virginia

The Shenandoah Valley has a long and rich cultural heritage, from Native Americans who first shaped the land, to pioneers of this frontier; this fertile area became one of the most important wheat producing regions of the entire South. The Valley also witnessed some of the most dramatic events of the Civil War, including the Battle of Cedar Creek, a decisive October 19,1864 Federal victory.

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