Who Are We?
On the blazing hot afternoon of August 9, 1862 a
few miles south of Culpeper, Virginia, Thomas “Stonewall”
Jackson led his troops into battle against Nathaniel Banks’
corps of John Pope’s new Army of Virginia. Over 3,000 men
were killed or wounded that afternoon and evening in the shadow
of Cedar Mountain during the deadliest day in Culpeper’s
history. Culpeper’s native son, Major General A. P. Hill,
sealed the Confederate victory when his division reformed Jackson’s
crumbled line and led the charge that turned the tide of the battle.
For Hill and the other Culpeper men engaged, this
was a personal battle to liberate their homes, friends and family
from the Union occupation. Today, local citizens are coming together
to ensure that this battle and the valor displayed by both armies
will never be forgotten.
Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield, Inc.
is a community-based nonprofit corporation. We incorporated in
Virginia in April 2004.
Because much of the Cedar Mountain Battlefield is
privately owned, we are working cooperatively with local landowners
and the local community to protect and restore the battlefield
for this and future generations.