2014 Plan & Schedule
 
Friends of Cedar Mountain has plans for 2014. There is much to be done. As the year progresses we hope to schedule a date to accomplish each section of our plan. Once a date is scheduled it will be posted here.
 

 5 April

    Annual Park Day Cleanup at Cedar Mountain Battlefield

 Modern Battlefield Weaponry

Saturday, April 5, 2014

 

Since 1996, the Civil War Trust has sponsored a nationwide Annual Park Day.  This is the day volunteers assemble to perform spring cleanup and maintenance of Civil War Battlefields and historic sites throughout the U. S.

 At the Cedar Mountain Battlefield (near Culpeper, Virginia), the Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield provide Park Day leadership and organization. This day will be specially rewarding because the Trust and the Friends have worked all year on truly remarkable improvements; to restore the view of the battlefield to resemble how it was on the day of the battle, nearly 152 years ago.  If you have not visited recently, this will be your opportunity not only to enjoy it, but to put your own personal and ever-lasting touch on finalizing and preserving this important part of Culpeper history.

 Every interested person is encouraged to join the 10th annual volunteer Park day.  It is truly a great way to enjoy the Battlefield while making new friends and contributing to the ever-present need to preserve a genuine part of American history!

Volunteers will be welcomed and assigned work beginning at 9 a.m. on April 5th.  Volunteers should bring work gloves, hats and sturdy shoes.  Reflective vests, water, snacks and Park Day T-Shirts (while they last) will be available at the site.

 Other things you may bring would include wheelbarrows, mulch forks and rakes.

 Advance registration will enhance duty assignments that match each volunteer’s interest and ability and helps planners to provide necessary supplies and tools.  You may contact Dale Duvall,((540) 547-2373 or cdaleduvall@msn.com) to volunteer or to ask questions.  Those who may prefer to make a tax deductible contribution to defray Park Day costs may do so by sending to:  FCMB, P.O. Box 1853, Culpeper, VA 22701. Or see our DONATE button on our home page.

 The Cedar Mountain Battlefield is marked with historic markers and is located about 6 miles south of Culpeper, turn right from Route 15 (Culpeper/Orange Hwy) at General Winder Rd.

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Unlike many area Civil War Battle sites, Cedar Mountain is not managed by the National Park Service.  The Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield is a community-based, non-profit, voluntary organization that is dedicated to working cooperatively with landowners, local citizens, and the Trust to protect, restore, maintain, interpret, and promote public awareness of the Battlefield.

 Park Day 2013 Photo Gallery!

 


 

9 August - History at Sunset

THE BATTLE OF CEDAR MOUNTAIN IN REAL TIME

Greg Mertz, Supervisory Historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, will lead a real-time tour of the Cedar Mountain Battlefield on the 152nd anniversary of the battle.  Specific details to come on the Friends of Cedar Mountain Website and/or on Facebook.