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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.
Fought August 9, 1862. A Confederate victory.
Commanders
Confederate, Gen. T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson
Federals, Gen. John Pope
Casualties, Confederate, 1369. Federal, 2263
Gen. C.S. Winder, C.S.A. fell here
This is the only battlefield on which
Gen. Stonewall Jackson drew his sword.

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Markers Association marker series.
 
Location. 38° 24.301′ N, 78° 4.144′ W. Marker is near Culpeper, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is at the intersection of General Winder Road (County Route 657) and James Madison Highway (U.S. 15), on the right when traveling west on General Winder Road. Touch for map. Located at the pull-off and trail head for the Civil War Preservation Trust's Cedar Mountain Battlefield walking trail. Marker is in this post office area: Culpeper VA 22701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Battle of Cedar Mountain (a few steps from this marker); Hand-to-Hand Fighting (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Cedar Mountain (within shouting distance of this
Battle of Cedar Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
2. Battle of Cedar Mountain Marker
marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Cedar Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Cedar Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Cedar Mountain (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Battle of Cedar Mountain (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Culpeper.
 
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. The marker is at the first tour stop. (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
One of the Casualties image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
3. One of the Casualties
Nearby in a private cemetery is a simple stone in memory of Private Stephen Simmons, of Company C, 45th Georgia Infantry. He was one of over 3600 casualties at the Battle of Cedar Mountain.
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
 
Center Stage of the Battle image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
4. Center Stage of the Battle
Much of the battle occurred within this view from the third stop on the walking trail. To the left is Cedar Mountain. Running up the treeline in the center distance is the Crittenden Lane (modern General Winder Road, CR 657). Where the snake rail fence on the right reaches the road was Crittenden Gate, a point hotly contested in the later phases of the battle. The low ground extending from the center out to the left was the corn field Augur's Division marched through to attack the Confederate lines.
Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 29, 2006
5. Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929)
 
 
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 3,305 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on January 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on December 9, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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