| 5 April
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
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
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.
We invite you to visit our Facebook Page at:
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
Park Day 2013 Photo Gallery!