Culpeper Battlefields Park update – gaining acceptance, momentum

Since the start of July, several articles and editorials have appeared in area newspapers in regard to the Culpeper Civil War Battlefield Park proposal.  All voices are positive in regard to the initiative.  The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star ran an editorial on July 15 which concluded: At a time when the nation is reassessing how toContinue reading “Culpeper Battlefields Park update – gaining acceptance, momentum”

Intelligence forwarded by wig-wag: Signal Stations as Observation Posts

Consider this exchange of messages filed by Captain Lemuel Norton’s signal stations on February 24, 1864: Pony Mountain, February 24, 1864–10.40 a.m. Captain Norton: A brigade of infantry moving down in direction of Morton’s Ford. Bartley. —– Headquarters Army of the Potomac, February 24, 1864. Lieutenant Bartley: Watch that brigade closely. How far from Morton’sContinue reading “Intelligence forwarded by wig-wag: Signal Stations as Observation Posts”

Morton’s Ford Tour and Winter Encampment Symposium: Friends of Cedar Mountain

Tired of the snow and ice? Looking forward the to the 1864/2014 Sesquicentennial season? Well, the Friends of Cedar Mountain (FOCM) have announced several events guaranteed to provide a sesqui-fix: 8 February – Morton’s Ford  On February 6, 1864, the Army of the Potomac Second Corps crossed the Rapidan River at Morton’s Ford in anContinue reading “Morton’s Ford Tour and Winter Encampment Symposium: Friends of Cedar Mountain”