Hopes for a state park in Culpeper County that would include Cedar Mountain Battlefield have leapt forward with Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin proposing to spend $4.93 million to acquire more than 1,700 acres for the preserve.
Just published, a new look at the Battle of Cedar Mountain by historian Michael Block, former vice president of Friends of Cedar Mountain.
Now available from publisher Savas Beatie and other outlets, The Carnage was Fearful, a look at the Battle of Cedar Mountain by author Michael Block. Mike is the former vice president of Friends of Cedar Mountain and has spent countless hours developing interpretation of the battlefield and escorting visitors to the battlefield on in-depth tours. Continue reading “The Carnage was Fearful: New book about the battle”
In 2021, the grant project team working on the Rapidan Front Cultural Landscape Study diligently conducted research on the winter encampment of Federal troops and the war-time development of the Rapidan River Front defending the encampment. Continue reading “Rapidan Front Cultural Landscape Study: year-end update”
Join us on April 9 and be part of an annual event, sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust (ABT), that supports historic preservation through community involvement in restoration and maintenance projects.
Join us for Park Day on Saturday, April 9, from 9:00 am – noon! Check in begins at 8:30 am. Volunteers are welcome to join a guided tour at 1 pm.
This spring cleaning of the battlefield will take place RAIN OR SHINE!
You’ll be a part of an annual event, sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust (ABT), that supports historic preservation through community involvement in restoration and maintenance projects.
Park Day projects at Cedar Mountain Battlefield include trail maintenance, cleaning up the cannons and battlefield signage, clearing the trails and cemeteries of winter debris, litter removal along the battlefield frontage on General Winder Road, weeding and raking around the meeting house, and more.
All projects will be outdoors.
For everyone’s safety, we ask that participants please have masks available and be considerate of social distancing.
We recommend that volunteers bring their own gloves and garden tools. Hedge and weed trimmers are greatly appreciated. Electricity is available for landscaping/trimming efforts near the Meeting House but not on the battlefield.
In appreciation of volunteers’ efforts, there will be a hotdog bbq at noon and ABT water bottles for participants to take home.
Please let us know you’re coming by sending an rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org – this will help us develop a “plan of attack” for the day!
Arriving at 8:30 am for check in will allow projects to get started promptly.
Join the tour: At 1 pm, a Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield (FCMB) historian will host a two-hour guided walking tour of the battlefield where on August 9, 1862 Confederate troops led by General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson prevailed over Federal troops led by General Nathaniel Banks at a cost of 3800 men killed or wounded. A donation is appreciated to help support battlefield education and stewardship efforts.
Looking forward to seeing you on April 9th! We greatly appreciate the help volunteers offer on Park Day!