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From: "Robert C Hoover Jr" <>
Subject: Battle of Cedar Mountain
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 20:21:18 -0400
I'd like to reply to a recent request for information regarding this War
Between the States battle. Please contact me if you need more information.
Took place on Aug. 9, 1862 between 15,000 Confederate troops under the
command of Gen. Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson and 20,000 Federals under the
command of Gen. John Pope. A strong Confederate position was assailed at
5PM resulting in 2,800 USA casualties and 800-900 CSA casualties.
Pope was despised by the Confederates for his decrees that the Federals
would life off the land, anyone caught sabotaging RRs, etc would be
summarily executed withou a trial.
The Federals under Gen. Nathaniel Banks first pushed the Confederates back
but then the Confederates under Gen A(mbrose) P(owell) Hill counterattacked
and drove them back. Gen Wider, commanding the famed Stonewall Brigade was
mortally wounded by a Federal artillery shell (although advised to sit out
the battle because he was very ill).
Cedar Moutain led the way to 2nd Manassas (or 2nd Bull Run, if you are of
the northern persuasion <G>).
Bob Hoover, Lawrenceville GA
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