Stonewall Jackson, with
22,000 men, formed a line of battle at Cedar Mountain.
The 12,000 Federals, under Nathaniel Banks gained an
early advantage against Jackson. It was the only battle
in which Stonewall Jackson attempted to draw his sword
and lead his troops by example. Swayed by his personal
involvement, Jackson later asserted that Cedar Mountain
was the most successful of his exploits. A confederate
counterattack, lead by Culpeper native, A. P. Hill,
repulsed the Federals and won the day. Over 3,500 men
were killed or wounded that day, during the deadliest
day in Culpeperís history.
The Friends of Cedar
Mountain Battlefield (FCMB) is a new organization
dedicated to working with the local community to
protect, restore, manage, and interpret the Cedar
Mountain Civil War Battlefield in Culpeper County. They
have launched an ambitious project to restore the
152-acres of the Civil War Preservation Trustís Cedar
Mountain Battlefield Park to its historical landscape.
Volunteers are needed to help with this project.
To find out more about
the FCMB go to