Annual Living History

Each year we host a commemoration of the battle in early August.

The 2021 commemoration and living history program will be August 7-8, 2021. Planning is underway and currently we expect this event will feature a maximum of 75 Federal, Confederate and civilian reenactors who will bring to life the experiences of soldiers and civilians impacted by the battle. All ages are welcome to enjoy and learn at this battlefield event.

Typically the event features a combined arms demonstration (infantry and artillery) and a School of the Soldier. School of the Soldier offers the opportunity to experience the life of a Civil War soldier by participating in basic drill and instruction; working with the infantry and learning how to handle a musket; learning how to march, drill and fight; and even serving on a gun crew.

Visitors are also welcome to stroll amongst the camps and learn about the life of a soldier. 

A moving component of the weekend is the Ancestors’ Ceremony presented by Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield (FCMB). This ceremony recognizes the fallen at Cedar Mountain whose names have been submitted to the FCMB Ancestors Roll by their descendants.

Please check back here or on our Facebook page for information about the 2021 event. In the meantime, we hope you’ll enjoy a few photos from our 2020 and 2019 events, below.

2020 annual event

Drills and discussion with visitors
Drills and discussion with visitors
Cavalry presentation
Confederate encampment

2019 annual event

2019 anniversary event; photo by Stephanie Decembrio
2019 anniversary event; photo by Stephanie Decembrio
2019 anniversary event; photo by Stephanie Decembrio
2019 anniversary event; photo by Stephanie Decembrio