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    (CIVIL WAR). (VERSE BROADSIDE). Battle of Cedar Creek. By H[orace] Maynard, Co. E, 28th Iowa Volunteers. Tune, ?─˙Star-Spangled Banner.?─¨ [Caption title]. Broadside, 12-1/8?─¨ x 9-3/8," caption, and ten stanzas of verse in two columns, within an ornamental border. Sheet somewhat dust-soiled with a few minor stains, surface wear along folds, one corner slightly chipped, &c. Still, entirely sound, and with good margins. New York: J. Dickson, Printer, [1864?]. $750.00

     

    The Battle of Cedar Creek was fought in the Shenandoah Valley on October 19, 1864. Surprised by the Confederate forces under the command of Jubal Early, the Union troops were nearly routed. Riding to the battlefield from Winchester, twenty miles away, Gen. Philip Sheridan rallied the troops and carried the day. This action occasioned the slightly more famous poem by Thomas Buchanan Read. Private Maynard?─˘s poem centers more narrowly on the actions of the 28th Iowa. The regiment was organized in 1862 and mustered out in 1865, having fought campaigns in Mississippi, Louisiana and Virginia, losing 271 men in the process.

    Horace Maynard, born ca. 1821 in Ohio, is listed in the 1860 Federal census as a school teacher in Penn, Iowa, residing there with his wife and three small children.

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