Format Maps
Contributors Sneden, Robert Knox
Dates 1861
Location Cedar Mountain
Culpeper County
United States
Virginia
Language English
Subjects Cedar Mountain (Culpeper County)
Cedar Mountain, Battle Of, Va
Cedar Mountain, Battle Of, Va.
Civil War
Culpeper County
Culpeper County (Va.)
History
Maps
United States
Virginia
Title
Plan of the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia, August 9th, 1862.
Summary
The newly-organized Union Army of Virginia under Gen. John Pope had as its mission to draw Lee's focus and forces away from the defense of Richmond. To that end, the army began moving toward Gordonsville in July, planning to approach the Confederate capital from the north. Realizing the seriousness of his position, with McClellen in front of him and Pope on his left flank, Lee sent Stonewall Jackson and A. P. Hill to take the Federal forces by surprise. The first meeting was at Cedar Mountain, where federal troops under Gen. Banks engaged Confederates Winder and Ewell, with some success, until Hill's reinforcements arrived and a crushing counter attack was begun. With neither reserves nor reinforcements, Banks was forced to pull back. This became the opening engagement of the Second Bull Run Campaign.
Contributor Names
Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
Created / Published
[1862-1865].
Subject Headings
-  Cedar Mountain, Battle of, Va., 1862--Maps
-  Culpeper County (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  United States--Virginia--Cedar Mountain (Culpeper County)
-  United States--Virginia--Culpeper County
-  Cedar Mountain, Battle of, Va
Notes
-  Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces.
-  NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this diary image.
-  Relief shown by hachures.
-  This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
-  Robert Knox Sneden Scrapbook (Mss5:7 Sn237:1), Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va.
-  In the Robert Knox Sneden Diary (Mss5: Sn237:1 v. 1, p. 472).
-  Manuscripts
Medium
1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 12.5 x 15 cm.
Repository
Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
Digital Id
gvhs01 vhs00057 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.ndlpcoop/gvhs01.vhs00057


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