Welcome to the Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield compilation of the Official Confederate Reports of the battle.
Introduction to the Confederate Reports of the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion for the Battle of Cedar Mountain.
Part of the mission of the Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield is to educate the public about events during the Civil War that took place in Culpeper County and the surrounding area; in particular the August 9, 1862 battle, known as the Battle of Cedar or Slaughter Mountain.
On the preserved portions of the battlefield, interpretive trails and guided tours help to ensure the valor of the men present in both armies on the bloodiest day in Culpeper County’s history is never forgotten. The battlefield has changed little since 1862, and walking the ground gives visitors a clear understanding of the terrain. This aids in understanding the flow of the battle. To further aid in the effort for understanding, we present here the official reports of the battle as found in “The War Of The Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XII, Part II (Serial No. 16).” Continue reading “Introduction to the Confederate Reports.”