|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.
26 April (Saturday) -
meeting is being held at 6:00 PM at the Friends of Cedar
Mountain Headquarters located on General Winder Road. The Annual
meeting will consist of a report of 2013 activities as well as an
update on continuing battlefield improvement. During this time
special recognition will be given to Culpeper Citizens and others
who were instrumental in preserving Cedar Mountain Battlefield
before the Friends group was chartered.
The program will
Frank M. Mixson sharing stories from each year of his
participation in the War Between the States, including his
enlistment and the Battle of Sharpsburg, with emphasis on the
Wilderness/Spotsylvania campaign. Mixson served with Hagood’s 1st
South Carolina Volunteers fighting in the Maryland Campaign,
Fredericksburg, Chickamauga, the Tennessee Campaign, Wilderness,
Spotsylvania, the Siege of Petersburg and Appomattox.
program, guests are invited into the house for a wine and cheese
reception and tour of the FOCMB headquarters.
Please join other Friends of Cedar Mountain at 6:00 p.m.,
Saturday, April 26, 2014. Cost for current members is $5;
non-members $12, (or, you may pay your current dues [$25.00]
at that time).
Advance reservations are appreciated
but not required
6 May (Tuesday) -
Local Piedmont Day
On May 6th 2014, from 12:00 a.m. to
11:59:59 p.m., our nonprofit is participating in Give Local Piedmont.
Every donation will be stretched further if you donate to our organization
through Give Local Piedmont. The Northern Piedmont Community
Foundation is sponsoring this event as part of a nation-wide program called
Give Local America and our organization will benefit from bonus funds
available for participating organizations. We hope you will consider
supporting us on May 6th.
Leveraged giving opportunity!
All May 6th receipts through
Give Local Piedmont will be matched by supporters of the Cedar Mountain
battlefield on a dollar-for-dollar basis to effectively double the value of
each donation. Even more exciting is that all receipts will be dedicated
exclusively to purchase a Civil War Artillery piece, a cannon, for the Cedar
Mountain Battlefield. Addition of a historic cannon will cap a multi-year
effort to restore the battlefield to a condition as it appeared on the
August 9, 1862 day of the battle.
Click HERE to see our donation page.
9 August (Saturday) -
Commemoration of the 152nd
Anniversary of the
Battle of Cedar Mountain
THE BATTLE OF CEDAR MOUNTAIN IN REAL TIME
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.
Starts at 3:30 PM