Cedar Mountain, Virginia

Photos/Text courtesy of Craig Swain, Leesburg, VA
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Cedar Mountain, May 2009
Courtesy of Alan Di Sciullo, Princeton Jct., NJ


1. Cedar Mtn. Related Markers - The Historical Marker Database
2. Battle of Cedar Mountain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
3. Battle Summary: Cedar Mountain, VA
4. Battle of Cedar Mountain
5. Battle of Cedar Mountain (U.S. National Park Service)
6. Culpeper, Virginia: Civil War - Battle of Cedar Mountain
7. The Battle of Cedar Mountain: Son of the South

8. U. S. Civil War Photographs - Cedar Mountain
9. Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield
10. Civil War Battle History of Cedar Mountain, Virginia

(12-2007) Enlarge Organizations such as the Friends of Cedar Mountain and the Civil War Preservation Trust have worked to restore the 152-acre Cedar Mountain Battlefield Park to its wartime appearance


(12-2007) Enlarge Initial Confederate Line. From the intersection of modern James Madison Highway (US 15) and General Winder Road (CR 657) looking east toward Cedar Mountain. The original Crittenden Farm Lane ran from the marker's location through this point, continuing down the present day dirt road to the Crittenden House about half way to the mountain. Initially, Ewell's Confederate Division held this line, with Early's Brigade posted directly along the farm lane here



(12-2007) Enlarge Confederate Artillery Line. One of the objectives of the Federal infantry attacks was Confederate artillery posted diagonally in the field to the right, between the road and the stand of trees in the distance. This road, General Winder Road (CR 657), runs the path of what was Crittenden Farm Lane at the time of the battle. Where the modern road turns (and takes up the historical route of the Orange and Culpeper Road), was a gated entrance to the Crittenden farm

(12-2007) Enlarge Crittenden Gate. The trail head for the Cedar Mountain walking trail. The original path of the Orange and Culpeper Road is to the right of the snake-rail fence. Crawford's Federals broke through Confederate lines at this point, where disparate hand-to-hand fighting occurred. Jackson rallied the Confederates and prevented a full route, while General A.P. Hill's division arrived to reinforce the line


(12-2007) Enlarge Looking across the Cornfield at the Federal lines. Some of the Federal artillery positions are visible from the old Orange and Culpeper Road bed. Near the modern day grain silo in the distant center, runs Mitchell's Station Road (modern day CR 649) where Knap's, Roener's, Robinson's, and McGilvery's batteries were posted. The high ground near the silo is approximately McGilvery's position. The Federal artillery was at a disadvantage in elevation and was somewhat flanked by the Confederate artillery on the shelf of Cedar Mountain (seen on the right). The range between the artillery positions was around 1000 yards


(12-2007) Enlarge Looking East across the Confederate Position. This view is directly opposite photo 3. Placed diagonally from this point back to the Crittenden Farm Lane (Present Day General Winder Road, CR 657), which ran from the tree line on the right of this photo towards Cedar Mountain in the distant center. The small knoll mentioned on the marker, also called "The Cedars" in some accounts, where other Confederate artillery was posted, is in the bright green winter wheat field seen in the distance before Cedar Mountain. The "Shelf of Cedar Mountain," where additional Confederate artillery under General Ewell was positioned, is in the dark green stand of trees on the lower slopes of Cedar Mountain

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