In Commemoration of
The 152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Mountain
The Friends of Cedar Mountain invite the public to commemorate the 152nd anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Mountain in Real Time on August 9, 2014. The tour begins at the FCMB headquarters house at 4:30p.m. with an introduction to the battle by Greg Mertz, supervisory historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Five tour stops include interpretation of significant action that took place during the battle such as the artillery duel, Stonewall Jackson rallying his men with his sword still stuck in the scabbard; and the intense fighting at the Wheatfield where the fight ends.
The tour ends with light refreshment and a Remembrance of ancestors who fought in the Battle of Cedar Mountain. Please visit the FCMB website to include your ancestors name on the roster of names to be read during the time of remembrance. Visitors may also stop by the FCMB tent on arrival to include ancestor names on the memorial roster.
The four hour walking tour takes place on Civil War Trust property at Cedar Mountain Battlefield. The walk will be of light exertion and over uneven mowed trails. It is recommended that you bring a flashlight as the tour concludes at approximately 8:45 pm after the sun sets.
If you have any questions, please contact Diane Logan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Look for the Cedar Mountain Battlefield sign at the intersection of James Madison Highway (US 15) and General Winder Road (Route 657) in Culpeper County. Follow the signs 0.2 mile on Route 657 to the designated parking area.
If you will be using computer maps or GPS, please note that the address is RAPIDAN not Culpeper:
9465 General Winder Rd
Starts at 4:30 PM
Next Tour Friday, 14 November