The Throckmorton family at Cedar Mountain

Many battlefield visitors find their way to the small clearing in the woods where the Throckmorton family cemetery is located off the North Carolina trail. A large headstone identifies this quiet spot as the resting place of John Aris Throckmorton, his second wife Mary Frances (Molly) Crittenden Talley Throckmorton, their son Aris Crittenden Throckmorton, and … Continue reading “The Throckmorton family at Cedar Mountain”

Captain E. A. Bowen, Part 4; A Visit to Culpeper

This is the fourth and last post in a series on the service of Captain Erwin Ambrose Bowen of the 28th New York Volunteers and the 151st New York Volunteers.  We are grateful to Mary Z. Robinson for sharing her ancestor’s story with us. Introduction      Presented here is the narrative of Harry Bowen, the … Continue reading “Captain E. A. Bowen, Part 4; A Visit to Culpeper”

Seasonal wreaths at the battlefield

Volunteer Jennifer Michael came to the battlefield on Tuesday, December 6, bearing beautiful seasonal wreaths to be placed at the monument near the Crittenden Gate, the cemeteries, and the meeting house. To construct the wreaths, Jennifer uses a base of grapevine enhanced with cedar, holly, boxwood, and pinecones from her trees. In preparation for putting … Continue reading “Seasonal wreaths at the battlefield”

Searching for witness trees at Cedar Mountain

In mid September, the Friends of Cedar Mountain (FCMB) board was honored to host an interesting visitor: Dr. Gary Strobel, a renowned microbiologist and naturalist who makes beautiful pens and other items such as small magnifying glasses from the wood of witness trees. Dr. Strobel and his wife Soozie spent a few days in Virginia … Continue reading “Searching for witness trees at Cedar Mountain”

Visit Cedar Mountain

Battlefield Trail Map We welcome your visit! The battlefield is open to visitors from dawn to dusk year around. The Visitor’s Center is open Saturdays from 10 am – 4 pm and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm – stop by to learn more! Parking is available at 9465 General Winder Road, where you … Continue reading “Visit Cedar Mountain”