I want to take up learning about a battle I know almost nothing about: Cedar Creek. One problem, though. I can find info on the internet (I just printed out what looks to be a pretty good explanation by Dan Reigle of the Cincinnati CWRT) but I'm kind of old fashioned--I need books to go back to, make notations in, and put book marks in! I spent this afternoon at the local Barnes and Noble and Borders, and wasn't able to find a thing!
Is there any such thing as a good book on Cedar Creek, or maybe one that covers more than one of the Shenandoah Valley battles that has good info on Cedar Creek? If you can help, I'd really appreciate it!
I would recommend Jeff Werts' "Winchester to Cedar Creek",
There is also the E.J Stackpole book "Sheridan in the Shenandoah" a little dated in its prose but comprehensive.
I would also suggest a look at the Time Life volume "The Shenandoah in Flames" not only for a pretty good description of the battle but for some great artwork done at the time by James E Taylor, artist-correspondent for Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
Thanks for your help. Looks like this will keep me busy for a little bit! I am really just starting to look at the battle, but I was really intrigued by a quote I found by Confederate General John Gordon about the battle: "a most brilliant victory converted into one of the most complete and ruinous routs of the entire war." Certainly has me interested!