Cedar Moun­tain

Rappahannock News - - THE RAPP -

Make plans now for the Cedar Moun­tain 156th An­niver­sary Liv­ing His­tory Week­end, Au­gust 11-12. Visi­tors will be able to choose from a va­ri­ety of im­mer­sive ac­tiv­i­ties de­signed to share the sto­ries of Civil War soldiers and civil­ians be­fore, dur­ing, and af­ter the bat­tle that took place on Aug. 9, 1862.

Free and open to all ages, the event will be held at the bat­tle­field along James Madi­son High­way/Route 15 south of Culpeper (9465 Gen­eral Winder Road). Park­ing will be avail­able at the George Wash­ing­ton Carver School (9433 James Madi­son High­way/Route 15) near the bat­tle­field. Shut­tle buses will trans­port visi­tors ev­ery 15 min­utes.

Satur­day, Au­gust 11

• 11 a.m.— Open­ing shot, fol­lowed by com­bined arms demon­stra­tion (in­fantry, cav­alry, ar­tillery).

• 1 p.m. — Ex­pe­ri­ence the life of a Civil War sol­dier by par­tic­i­pat­ing in ba­sic drill and in­struc­tion; work­ing with the in­fantry and learn­ing how to han­dle a mus­ket; learn­ing how to march, drill and fight; and even serv­ing on a gun crew.

• 3 p.m. — Com­bined arms demon­stra­tion (in­fantry, cav­alry, ar­tillery).

• 5 p.m. Camp life, with camps open to the pub­lic.

• 6 p.m. — Friends of Cedar Moun­tain Bat­tle­field An­ces­tors’ Cer­e­mony.

• 8 p.m. — Torch­light tours of the camps and bat­tle­field.

Sun­day, Au­gust 12

• 10 a.m. — Com­bined arms demon­stra­tion (in­fantry, cav­alry, ar­tillery).

• 12 p.m. — Re­peat of ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the life of a sol­dier (see above). In­for­ma­tion is avail­able at www. friend­sofcedar­moun­tain.org

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