Join Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield (FCMB) for a guided walking tour of the battlefield on the third Saturday of each month in June, July, September and October at 10:00 am (please note that August 10-11, 2019 is the annual commemoration of the battle, a free living history event open to the public). Continue reading “Summer and fall history tours at Cedar Mountain Battlefield”
The following call to action for community involvement in preservation is an editorial published by the Culpeper Star Exponent on June 9, 1863, available at www.starexponent.com Continue reading “Editorial: Preserving Culpeper’s heritage must be our priority”
Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield (FCMB) welcomes requests for battlefield tours by individuals or groups seeking to learn more about the battle. FCMB was delighted to respond to a request by Mr. Mike Dove for a private tour in August 2018. Board member Bradley Forbush provided the tour and wrote this tour report. Continue reading “Descendant tour: Following the 21st Virginia Infantry at Cedar Mountain”
The following review of the 21st Virginia Infantry’s first year of battle was prepared by FCMB board member Bradley Forbush. This review was prepared in conjunction with a tour of Cedar Mountain in August 2018 by Mike Dove, a descendant of five 21st Virginia Infantry members (read the tour report). Continue reading “The 21st Virginia Infantry: A difficult first year”
Did you know that Clara Barton, the pioneering nurse who founded the American Red Cross, treated wounded soldiers at the Battle of Cedar Mountain? From a recent Washington Post article: “In August 1862, she rode her wagon full of supplies to a field hospital by the Cedar Mountain battlefield in Virginia. She showed up in the middle of the night, and to the surgeon there, it seemed like a miracle.” Read more
We are grateful to the hard working folks who came out with rakes, clippers, chain saws, trowels, shovels, donuts (from crowd-pleasing Knakals Bakery in Culpeper) and SMILES to help during our annual clean up for Park Day. Park Day is sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust to support historic preservation through community involvement in restoration and maintenance projects. Continue reading “April 6, 2019 Park Day at Cedar Mountain Battlefield”
Our thanks to the American Battlefield Trust for bringing their Generations event for families to Cedar Mountain! Continue reading “March 31, 2019 Generations event at Cedar Mountain”
The Generations event for families sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust shared history in an engaging way that held the interest of all present. Continue reading “Generations event resurrects history at Cedar Mountain Battlefield”
Round bales of hay stand as sentinels in a snowy landscape with Cedar Mountain in the distance.
Our thanks to Bud Clark for the photo.