Cedar Mountain, VA
[The Battle at Cedar Mountain, Aug. 9th, 1862 Charge of
Crawford's Brigade on the right.
Currier & Ives - Courtesy of Wikipedia]
August 9, 1862
Northern Virginia Campaign
Maj. Gen. John Pope
was placed in command of the newly constituted Army of Virginia on June 26.
Gen. Robert E. Lee
responded to Pope’s dispositions by dispatching Maj.
Gen. T. J. Jackson with 14,000 men to Gordonsville in July.
Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks
Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson
was later reinforced by A.P. Hill’s
In early August, Pope
marched his forces south into Culpeper County with the objective of capturing
the rail junction at Gordonsville.
On August 9, Jackson
and Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks’ corps tangled
at Cedar Mountain with the Federals gaining an early advantage.
A Confederate counterattack led by
A.P. Hill repulsed the Federals and
won the day.
This battle shifted fighting in Virginia from the
Peninsula to Northern Virginia, giving Lee
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