Battle of Cedar Mountain

Location: Near Culpeper, VA
Dates: August 9, 1862
Union Commander:  Nathanial Banks, Major General
Confederate Commander:  Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, Major General

Battle Summary:
After defeating George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac, during the Seven Days battles, Robert E. Lee became concerned about his left flank.  John Pope had come from the western theater and was now in charge of the Federal Army of Virginia.  Poised near the Shenandoah Valley, Pope presented a threat to Robert E Lee.  His primary concern was the unification of the vanquished troops under McClellan and Pope's Army of Virginia.  These troops would have a 2 to 1 advantage over his army...   More>>>>


Sign at Cedar Run Baptist Church

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