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The opening of the Second Manassas Campaign began in the shadow of Cedar Mountain in Northern Virginia as Brigadier General Nathaniel Bank’s Corps of General Pope’s Army of Virginia fought with Lieutenant General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. The battle cost the Federal forces 314 killed, 1,445 wounded and 662 missing, totaling 2381 of the 8,000 troops engaged. The Confederate forces suffered casualties of 241 killed, 1,120 wounded and 4 missing for 1,365 of the 16,800 Confederate troops employed by General Jackson.

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Cedar Run
Cedar Mountain
Slaughter Mountain
9th August 1862

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This marker indicated the spot where Brigadier General Winder was mortally wounded by a shell by artillery shell shortly before his division was shattered.


This photograph was taken near the location of the gate to the Crittenden Lane during the battle and the position of Brigadier General Winder’s Division. At the time of the battle, the Culpepper Road continued straight through the fields in the above photograph. Crawford’s seventeen hundred strong brigade burst from their concealment in the woods and routed three brigades of General Winder’s Division, including the Stonewall Brigade.

The Battle of Cedar Mountain, Page Four

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