Cedar Creek, small tributary of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, N of Strasburg, N Va. It was the scene of a Civil War battle (Oct. 19, 1864) in which Union general P. H. Sheridan defeated J. A. Early. Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park (est. 2002) protects the battle site and nearby Belle Grove Plantation (see National Parks and Monuments, table).
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