157th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Mountain

Each year the Friends of Cedar Mountain commemorate the August 9, 1862 Civil War battle in Culpeper County with a living history event for all ages. The 2019 schedule is below.

Valley Guards, 10th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Cedar Mountain
Photo by Buddy Secor, Ninja Pix

Saturday, August 10

11:00 am  Opening shot

11:00 am  Combined arms demonstration I (Infantry and Artillery)

1:00 pm     School of the Soldier (Open to Public)

3:00 pm             Combined arms demonstration II (Infantry and Artillery)

5:00 pm             Camp life: camps open to public

7:00 pm     Ancestors ceremony honoring the fallen at Cedar Mountain

8:00 pm     Battlefield torchlight tours (students free; $5/adult supports battlefield preservation)

Sunday, August 11

10:00 am  Combined arms demonstration (Infantry and Artillery)

12:00 pm  School of the Soldier (Open to Public)

Daytime events are free. Donations are always welcome, and all proceeds benefit preservation efforts of Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield (friendsofcedarmountain.org).

Parking: Carver Center, 9433 James Madison Highway; shuttle bus to event every 15 minutes.

Visit the Civil War exhibit at the new Carver Center 4-County Museum. More than 200 African American men from the counties of Culpeper, Rappahannock, Madison and Orange left their homes to join on the side of the Union during the Civil War. Their Sacrifice: Our Freedom, an exhibit curated for the Carver 4-County Museum, highlights some of those men. View original Civil War artifacts and read of soldiers’ devastating experiences documented from pension files. Exhibit open: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday, August 10-11, 2019.