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Near Culpeper in Culpeper County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Cedar Mountain

 
 
Battle of Cedar Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
1. Battle of Cedar Mountain Marker
Inscription. During the afternoon of 9 Aug. 1862, Confederate Maj. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's division led by Maj. Gen. Richard S. Ewell and Brig. Gen. Charles S. Winder fought Union troops led by Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks about three miles south. Winder was mortally wounded. Banks attacked Winder's troops, who buckled under the Federal assault until Jackson rallied them. Assisted by the arrival of Maj. Gen. A.P. Hill's Light Division, the Confederates struck back early in the evening and Banks's troops retreated north. Darkness halted the Confederate pursuit here, short of Culpeper. Cedar Mountain was the first clash of the Second Manassas Campaign.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number F 19.)
 
Location. 38° 26.455′ N, 78° 1.246′ W. Marker is near Culpeper, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is at the intersection of James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) and Madison Road, on the right when traveling south on James Madison Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Culpeper VA 22701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lee and Pope (here, next to this marker); Mount Pony Signal Station
Virginia Markers F 16 and F 19 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Virginia Markers F 16 and F 19
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Greenwood (approx. 1.4 miles away); Col. John Jameson (approx. 2 miles away); Mitchells Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Culpeper Minute Men (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Culpeper Minute Men (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Civil War (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Culpeper.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced a previous F 19 with the same title which read, "Here Stonewall Jackson halted his advance late in the afternoon of August 9, 1862, having driven Banks back from Cedar Mountain." The old marker stood about a mile and a half further north on US. Highway 15.
 
Regarding Battle of Cedar Mountain. This is one of several markers interpreting the Battle of Cedar Mountain. See the Battle of Cedar Mountain Virtual Tour by Markers linked below.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Cedar Mountain. National Park Service summary of the battle and driving tour.
Confederate Pursuit image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
3. Confederate Pursuit
The Federals retreated through farm lanes and along the Orange and Culpeper Road as the sun sat on August 9, 1862. The Road's historical path lay through the valley in the foreground. This ground near the battlefield on the east side of modern James Madison Highway has changed only little since the battle, dominated by farmland. However the west side is heavily developed.
This marker is beyond the last tour stop, but marks the pursuit of the Federal retreat. (Submitted on December 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield. Assisted by the Civil War Preservation Trust, the organization has worked to restore the 152-acre Cedar Mountain Battlefield Park to its wartime appearance. (Submitted on December 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Battle of Cedar Mountain Virtual Tour by Markers. A set markers that document the Battle of Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1862. (Submitted on January 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,663 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on January 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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