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A Virtual Tour by Markers of the Battle of Cedar Mountain
Jackson's Crossing Marker image, Touch for more information
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
Jackson's Crossing Marker
1Virginia (Madison County), Locust Dale — F-22 — Jackson’s Crossing
Here at Locust Dale, Stonewall Jackson's army crossed the river moving north to the Battle of Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1862. The Battle was fought a few hours later.Map (db m4751) HM
2Virginia (Culpeper County), Culpeper — Battle of Cedar Mountain
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 . . . Map (db m180942) HM
3Virginia (Culpeper County), Culpeper — F-20 — Battle of Cedar Mountain
Near here Jackson formed line of battle and received the attack of Banks Corps of Pope's army. From here he attacked in turn, driving the Union force northward.Map (db m184160) HM
4Virginia (Culpeper County), Culpeper — The Battle of Cedar MountainAugust 9, 1862
In the summer of 1862 General John Pope formed the Federal Army of Virginia. While the elements of this new 63,000-man army were converging upon Culpeper, Confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson saw that part of the Union army - 12,000 men . . . Map (db m183950) HM
5Virginia (Culpeper County), Culpeper — Cedar MountainJackson Draws His Sword
In the summer of 1862, Federal Gen. John Pope threatened to retaliate against Southern civilians who tried to thwart the efforts of his new army. The threats prompted Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee to issue Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson the . . . Map (db m183987) HM
6Virginia (Culpeper County), Culpeper — The Battle of Cedar MountainThe Artillery Duel
The road to Culpeper ran on the other side of the fence to your right. A line of Confederate cannon angled from this point back to the Crittenden farm lane, currently the paved road along the edge of the field to your right. A second grouping of . . . Map (db m183951) HM
7Virginia (Culpeper County), Culpeper — The Battle of Cedar MountainThe Awkward Position of the 21st Virginia
Without the leadership of either Generals Jackson or Winder, subordinate officers formed their men along the edge of woodlines where the ground offered a better field of fire. The men of the 21st Virginia were positioned here just inside the . . . Map (db m183953) HM
8Virginia (Culpeper County), Culpeper — The Battle of Cedar MountainThe Federal Attack Reaches Its Climax
The fighting turned desperate and many combatants struggled hand-to-hand. Some of Crawford's Federal soldiers passed completely behind the 21st Virginia and entered the road near the Confederate artillery line. Confederate soldier John Worsham of . . . Map (db m183954) HM
9Virginia (Culpeper County), Culpeper — The Battle of Cedar MountainJackson Rallies His Men
As the Confederate line broke, "Stonewall" Jackson stood firm and many of his soldiers witnessed the general as he rallied his troops while other officers motivated their men by pointing out the presence of their commanding general. "I recollect . . . Map (db m183955) HM
10Virginia (Culpeper County), Culpeper — Hand-to-Hand Fighting
The focal point on the battlefield of Cedar Mountain was several hundred yards to the left of this location, at a gate where the Crittenden farm lane met the old main road. Confederate artillery around that site duelled enemy guns to their right . . . Map (db m4438) HM
11Virginia (Culpeper County), Culpeper — The Battle of Cedar Mountain
On August 9, 1862, a Confederate army under "Stonewall" Jackson fought a hot engagement here in the shadow of Cedar Mountain against a Federal force commanded by the brashly confident John Pope. Jackson's army was much stronger, but a bold Federal . . . Map (db m4443) HM
12Virginia (Culpeper County), Culpeper — F-19 — Battle of Cedar Mountain
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. . . . Map (db m180940) HM
13Virginia (Culpeper County), Culpeper — 46th Pennsylvania Infantry
46 Penn. Inf Aug. 9, 1862 Charged across wheat field against Stonewall Jackson's command. Engaged, 504 Loss, 244Map (db m183947) HM
14Virginia (Culpeper County), Culpeper — F-16 — Lee and Pope
To the south is Clark's Mountain, behind which Lee's army was gathered, August 17, 1862. From a signal station on the mountain top Lee looked down on Pope's army, which he wished to attack. Pope, realizing his danger, retired northward.Map (db m4433) HM
15Virginia (Culpeper County), Culpeper — F-34 — Mount Pony Signal Station
In Aug. 1862, during the Civil War, Union Maj. Gen. John Pope established a signal station on Mount Pony, just northeast of here. On the summit of the mountain, a high scaffold was constructed out of trees for an observation post and a communication . . . Map (db m4442) HM
16Virginia (Culpeper County), Culpeper — Seventh Ohio Regiment1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps
Erected by the Seventh Ohio Regimental Association in honor of the officers and soldiers of that regiment who fought in the battle of Cedar Mountain Virginia August 9, 1862 many of whom are buried in unknown graves in this cemetery Killed 37 . . . Map (db m13451) HM
17Virginia (Culpeper County), Culpeper — Second Massachusetts Infantry
The Second Massachusetts Infantry Have raised this stone in memory of their dead who fell in the Battle of Cedar Mountain Aug - 9 - 1862Map (db m13452) HM
18Virginia (Culpeper County), Culpeper — 10th Maine Volunteer Infantry
(Front):To the memory of Twenty-two officers and soldiers of the 10th Maine Volunteer Infantry killed at Cedar Mountain, Va., August 9th, 1862. (Back): Capt. Andrew C. Cloudman Co. E. 1st Lieut. James C. Folsom, Co. H. Sergt. George . . . Map (db m13454) HM
19Virginia (Culpeper County), Culpeper — Pennsylvania
(Front):Pennsylvania remembers with solemn pride Her Heroic Sons who here repose in known and unknown graves may their sacrifice be an inspiration to the people and promote civic virtue, love of liberty, peace, prosperity and happiness in all . . . Map (db m13457) HM
20Virginia (Culpeper County), Culpeper — 28th Regiment New York State Volunteer Infantry
28th Regt. New York State Volunteer Infantry 1st Brig. 1st Div. 12th Corps Army of the Potomac Organized at Albany, N.Y., May 18, 1861 in response to the first call for volunteers. Mustered into the United States service for two years, May 22, . . . Map (db m13459) HM
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