The following excerpt is from an article written by Clint Schemmer and published in the Culpeper Star Exponent on May 17, 2020. The article describes the awarding of a preservation grant to Friends of Cedar Mountain to support a cultural landscape assessment to study the nationally significant Civil War landscape along the Rapidan River front, extending north to the Union Winter Encampment area of 1863-1864 and the Cedar Mountain Battlefield. Continue reading “Culpeper Star Exponent: Interior Department funds Rapidan Front study in Culpeper”
Category: Battlefield preservation
Culpeper Star Exponent: Cedar Mountain group asks Culpeper to delay Greenwood solar project
The proposed Greenwood solar project compromises the integrity of FCMB’s federally funded Rapidan Front Landscape Study. This article written by Clint Schemmer was published in the Culpeper Star Exponent on May 6, 2020. Continue reading “Culpeper Star Exponent: Cedar Mountain group asks Culpeper to delay Greenwood solar project”
Virginians: Please contact your legislators to support battlefield preservation legislation
In its current session, the Virginia General Assembly is currently considering several amendments to the proposed 2020-2022 state budget that are of vital importance to battlefield preservation in the Old Dominion.
If you live in Virginia, please visit the link below to call your state legislators and express support for:
- Increasing funding dedicated to supporting the Virginia Battlefield Preservation Fund
- Amendments that would direct the state to fund creation of a Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain State Park. Creation of this park would help highlight the rich Civil War history in Culpeper County and bring increased numbers of visitors to enjoy not only heritage tourism, but all that Culpeper County has to offer in lodging, dining, shopping, recreation, special events and more.
Please visit battlefields.org/call
Culpeper Battlefields: A Preservation Roadmap
Editorial: Preserving Culpeper’s heritage must be our priority
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”
Culpeper State Park Plan Hinges on Budget Negotiations
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”
A letter of support from Senator Mark Warner
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?”
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”
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