The Civil War soldiers who struggled in the Valley during the fall of 1864 endured countless hardships. Ranger James Horn will examine the campaign and the Battle of Cedar Creek through the letters written by these men at the time. What did they endure? What were they fighting for? These and many other topics are revealed by the letters penned by the soldiers themselves. Meet at the 8th Vermont monument (8739 Valley Pike, Middletown, Virginia). Visitors are encouraged to bring a flashlight and folding chairs.