Thanks to the efforts of a local scout, Cedar Mountain Battlefield now has additional split rail fencing and trail signage that enhance our visitors’ experience. Continue reading “Scout leads signage and fencing projects on the battlefield”
Report of Brig. Gen. James B. Ricketts, U. S. Army, commanding Second Division, Third Corps.
Hdqrs. Second Division, Third Corps, Army of Va.,
August 14, 1862.
Colonel: Agreeably to orders I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by my division in the late engagement near Cedar Mountain: Continue reading “No. 20. Brig. Gen. James B. Ricketts.”
Report of Maj. Davis Tillson, Chief of Artillery, Second Division.
Hdqrs 2d Div., 3d Army Corps, Army of Virginia,
Near Cedar Mountain, Va., August 14, 1862.
Captain: In compliance with orders from these headquarters, calling for reports as to the part taken by the different commands during the late engagement with the enemy, I have the honor to make the following statement of the operations of the field batteries of this division: Continue reading “No. 21. Maj. Davis Tillson.”
Note: This report is printed in Vol. 51, Serial 107, of the Official Records. The introduction to this supplemental volume states: This volume contains documents discovered too late to be included where they belong. They supplement a number of other volumes, and contain material from Big Bethel (June 10, 1861) through Bull Run, various operations in Virginia in 1861 and 1862 into Maryland in 1862.
Report of Captain James Thompson, Independent Battery, Light Pennsylvania Artillery.
Cedar Creek, Va. August 9, 1862.
Sir:–– Having arrived upon the gourd at dark and when near the wood thru’ which the road passes, I found the road blocked by troops and ordered to wheel to the right by Gen. McDowell and not having further instructions, I halted the battery until I was assigned a position on an open piece of ground between two patches of woods. Continue reading “Capt. James Thompson”
Report of Brig. Gen. Abram Duryea, U. S. Army, commanding First Brigade, Second Division.
Hdqrs. 1st Brig., 2d Div., 3d Army Corps, Army of Va.,
August 14, 1862.
Sir: I have the honor to report that this brigade took up the line of march for the scene of action at Slaughter Mountain on the evening of the 9th instant at 4 o’clock p. m., arriving on the field about 7 o’clock. Continue reading “No. 22. Brig. Gen. Abram Duryea.”
Report of Brig. Gen. Zealous B. Tower, U. S. Army, commanding Second Brigade.
Hdqrs. 2d Brig., 2d Div., 3d Army Corp, Army of Va.,
August 14, 1862.
Sir: I have the honor to report, for the information of the general commanding the division, that Saturday, at 5 o’clock, in obedience to his orders, my brigade left camp, 2 miles south of Culpeper, and advanced on the Orange Court House road 3 ½ miles. Continue reading “No. 23. Brig. Gen. Zealous B. Tower.”
Report of Brig. Gen. Hartsuff, U. S. Army, commanding Third Brigade.
Hdqrs. 3d Brig., 2d Div., 3d Army Corps, Army of Va.,
August 13, 1862.
Captain: I have the honor to state that on the afternoon of the 9th instant I was ordered from the position I had occupied since early morning on the Madison road to move to the front with my brigade, following General Tower’s. Continue reading “No. 24. Gen. George L. Hartsuff.”
Report of Col. Samuel S. Carroll, Eighth Ohio Infantry, commanding Fourth Brigade.
Headquarters Fourth Brigade,
August 13, 1862.
Sir: In compliance with a circular from division headquarters of this date I have the honor to make the following report: Continue reading “No. 25. Col. Samuel S. Carroll.”
List of Confederate Reports contained on this website.
Welcome to the Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield compilation of the Official Confederate Reports of the battle.
Introduction to the Confederate Reports of the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion for the Battle of Cedar Mountain.
Part of the mission of the Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield is to educate the public about events during the Civil War that took place in Culpeper County and the surrounding area; in particular the August 9, 1862 battle, known as the Battle of Cedar or Slaughter Mountain.
On the preserved portions of the battlefield, interpretive trails and guided tours help to ensure the valor of the men present in both armies on the bloodiest day in Culpeper County’s history is never forgotten. The battlefield has changed little since 1862, and walking the ground gives visitors a clear understanding of the terrain. This aids in understanding the flow of the battle. To further aid in the effort for understanding, we present here the official reports of the battle as found in “The War Of The Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XII, Part II (Serial No. 16).” Continue reading “Introduction to the Confederate Reports.”