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The History Press
The History Press • 2 years ago

Nestled between the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley enjoyed tremendous prosperity before the Civil War. A valuable stretch of land—called “the Breadbasket of the Confederacy” due to its rich soil and ample harvests—it became the source of many conflicts between the Confederate and Union armies. Of the thirteen major battles fought here, none was more influential than the Battle of Cedar Creek (October, 1864).

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