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.
Families, don’t miss the American Battlefield Trust’s Generations living history event at Cedar Mountain! Continue reading “Generations event for families at Cedar Mountain on March 31”
An article published by the Culpeper Star Exponent on February 14, 2019 and written by Clint Schemmer provides an update on the Culpeper State Park plan. Continue reading “Culpeper State Park Plan Hinges on Budget Negotiations”
This excerpt is from a January 9, 2019 Culpeper Star Exponent article about the Graffiti House Museum exhibit “Culpeper’s Forgotten Heroes: Black Union Soldiers of Culpeper County, Virginia.” Continue reading “News article: Thousands of black troops entered war zone via Culpeper”