2017 Civil War Institute Day Four

Today was battlefield tour day. I was on the Cedar Mountain tour with Ranger Greg Mertz, the supervisory historian at the Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania National Battlefield Park. Check out the link for information on the battle and for battle maps. More information here.

Cedar Mountain took place on August 9, 1862.

Here are some views of Cedar Mountain itself. The open shelf to the left is where confederate artillery was located. This is taken from the Union position.

This view is looking toward the confederate position from the Union position, from where Christopher C. Augur launched his assault.

There are markers and waysides on the battlefield to help interpret the events of the battle.

Here’s the area of the Crittenden Gate, which is where the confederates formed, and a view looking from the area of the gate toward Cedar Mountain, looking along the confederate line.

And then there is more interpretation.

This was a terrific tour.

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2 comments

  1. bob carey · · Reply

    Al,
    I’ve never been to this field, Must to have been a real hot day. How long did it take to get there from G’burg.. I’m planning my next trip and I would love to fit this into my plans.

    1. It’s about 2.5 hours drive away.

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