Who Are We?

On the blazing hot afternoon of August 9, 1862 a few miles south of Culpeper, Virginia, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson led his troops into battle against Nathaniel Banks’ corps of John Pope’s new Army of Virginia. Over 3,000 men were killed or wounded that afternoon and evening in the shadow of Cedar Mountain during the deadliest day in Culpeper’s history. Culpeper’s native son, Major General A. P. Hill, sealed the Confederate victory when his division reformed Jackson’s crumbled line and led the charge that turned the tide of the battle.

For Hill and the other Culpeper men engaged, this was a personal battle to liberate their homes, friends and family from the Union occupation. Today, local citizens are coming together to ensure that this battle and the valor displayed by both armies will never be forgotten.

Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield, Inc. is a community-based nonprofit corporation. We incorporated in Virginia in April 2004.

Because much of the Cedar Mountain Battlefield is privately owned, we are working cooperatively with local landowners and the local community to protect and restore the battlefield for this and future generations.