This post shares a letter to Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield from Senator Mark Warner communicating his support of battlefield preservation and heritage tourism. Continue reading “A letter of support from Senator Mark Warner”
With large solar projects on horizon, what is the value of historic views?
This article was published August 21, 2018 by the Culpeper Star Exponent and written by Allison Brophy Champion.
A recent study by the Washington, D.C.-based American Battlefield Trust provided its analysis of the impact large solar farms would have on some of this area’s most hallowed ground.
Continue reading “With large solar projects on horizon, what is the value of historic views?”
Anniversary of Battle of Cedar Mountain to be commemorated
This post shares an article published August 2, 2018 in The Culpeper Times (insidenova.com) and written by Ashleigh Christopher.
Aug. 9 marks the 156th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Mountain, the bloodiest battle to date in Culpeper County. To commemorate it, the Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield is hosting the annual Living History Weekend event on August 11 and 12. Continue reading “Anniversary of Battle of Cedar Mountain to be commemorated”
Scout takes on rebuilding of Cedar Mountain Battlefield’s Crittenden Gate
BSA troop 225 recently completed a fifth Eagle Scout project on Cedar Mountain Battlefield.
Scout Zach Wright (center) coordinated the latest effort, alongside his father Dale (left) and fellow Cedar Mountain-supporting scout Travis Badger (right), in coordination with Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield board member and scout liaison Sam Pruitt. Continue reading “Scout takes on rebuilding of Cedar Mountain Battlefield’s Crittenden Gate”
Tracing an ancestor’s footsteps on Cedar Mountain Battlefield
Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield (FOCMB) welcomes requests for battlefield tours by individuals or groups seeking to learn more about the battle. FOCMB was delighted to respond to a request by Mr. Greg McQuillan, of Colvina, California and his two sons, Brannon and Brendan, for a private tour in April 2018. Continue reading “Tracing an ancestor’s footsteps on Cedar Mountain Battlefield”
Saving battlefields protects our history and environment
Virginia legislators Rosalyn Dance and Alfonso Lopez wrote a column in the April 22, 2018 edition of The Virginian-Pilot on the benefits of battlefield preservation. Read the column
Applications for Membership & Ancestor Recognition
Ancestor Recognition Application
Share information about your ancestor for recognition of their role in the Battle of Cedar Mountain
Local businessmen back Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain State Park
Local businessmen shared a letter of support for proposed 1,400-acre Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain State Park in the January 20, 2018 edition of the Culpeper Star Exponent. Read the letter