Take a comprehensive battlefield tour of the battle of Cedar Mountain; August 9, 1862.
The battle of Cedar Mountain takes place while Robert E. Lee keeps his eyes on McClellan’s Union forces who are slowly withdrawing from the Richmond area. Stonewall Jackson is sent west to protect Richmond’s backdoor from General John Pope’s advancing Union forces. This will become Jackson’s last independent command.
Your private battlefield tour will start in front of the Cedar Mountain Battlefield Contact Station. Receive a tour introduction and hear about President Lincoln’s plan for a second front against the back door of Richmond. Union General Pope is sent and will initiate total war on Virginia soil for the first time.
See where Union General Pope’s advancing division under General Nathaniel Banks arrives.
Stand on the Old Orange & Culpeper Road as Jackson’s Army of the Valley arrives.
Take a leisurely walk on a one-mile loop trail as you watch the battle unfold before your eyes.
Much of the tour will take place on hallowed ground preserved by the American Battlefield Trust.
Trace the Confederate positions, then follow and discuss the attacks by Bank’s brigades across undulating the ground.
See where the battle hung in the balance as Stonewall Jackson will rally his men, truly one of those epic Civil War moments in history.
Finally, the tour will march with the counterattacking Confederate forces of General A.P. Hill.
Note: An optional tour addition, trace Stonewall Jackson’s original marching route into battle from historic Orange Court House for a unique campaign experience by extending the tour another hour. For more information, please contact us.
This private battlefield tour pairs nicely with the battle of Brandy Station. Part of the Culpeper area battlefields, it is the opening action of the Gettysburg Campaign and the largest cavalry battle in North America.
Let us show you the way as you relax and skip the self-guided tour hassle. Your own battlefield guide will meet you in front of the Cedar Mountain Battlefield Contact Station.
After an introduction, your battlefield guide will join your vehicle as you depart to your first stop. It is recommended that the battlefield guide drive your vehicle so you can relax and enjoy the tour, but it’s up to you who drives.
Joining your vehicle keeps the cost down so you can see more battlefields with us.
Step-on battlefield guides are available for larger passenger vehicles (van or bus). For more information and prices, please contact us.
Note: Battle of Cedar Mountain can be tailored into one of our Custom Battlefield Tours.