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Cedar Mountain & Second Manassas

The Civil War Trust is proud to announce two great preservation campaigns tied to the 1862 battles of Cedar Mountain and Second Manassas. Now is our chance to save 13 historic acres at these two battlefields on their 150th anniversary. See how you can help save this hallowed ground.

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From Our President

Jim Lighthizer Photo

August 2012
Dear Civil War Preservationist,

150 years ago this month the course of the American Civil War in the East rapidly and radically changed to favor the South. After driving George McClellan away from Richmond, Robert E. Lee sent his army north to attack John Pope's new Army of Virginia at Cedar Mountain and Second Manassas. The Confederate victories at these battlefields emboldened Lee to undertake the fateful 1862 Maryland Campaign.

Now we have the chance to save some great battlefield tracts associated with these two pivotal battles. I do hope that you'll check out these two new preservation campaigns. Your gracious donations will help us to further preserve these battlefields on their 150th anniversaries.

- Jim Lighthizer, Civil War Trust President


Second Manassas Battle App

Second Manassas Battle App Let our new Second Manassas Battle App be your guide to the remarkable Second Manassas battlefield. Our free app includes a wealth of virtual signs, a GPS-enabled map, historian videos, and detailed resources for your visit.

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The Flags of Second Manassas

Flags of Second Manassas Check out this new online exhibit that includes flags that flew with units at the Battle of Second Manassas. See flags from Pennsylvania, Texas, Georgia, New York, Wisconsin, and Alabama.

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Cedar Mountain Photography

Cedar Mountain Photography In August 1862, Timothy O'Sullivan traveled to Northern Virginia to photograph the recent Battle of Cedar Mountain. Learn more about the battle and some new discoveries about these photographs.

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Author Interview: The Long Road to Antietam

Author Interview Read our interview with author Richard Slotkin whose new book, "The Long Road at Antietam," looks at the complex political and military forces facing North and South in September 1862.

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Slaughter Pen Farm — We Need Your Help

Slaughter Pen Appeal Learn about the most ambitious private land preservation campaign in American history and how you can help secure the Slaughter Pen Farm for future generations.

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Student Videos: Second Manassas

Student Videos Check out these great Second Manassas/1862 videos from sixth graders at Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

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Updated Second Manassas Page

Updated Second Manassas Page Check out our updated Second Manassas page. You will find a wealth of history articles, historian videos, maps, travel information, news, and other helpful links on this expanded page.

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Destruction of the 5th New York Zouaves

Destruction of the 5th New York Zouaves 'I saw my comrades dropping on all sides… canteens struck and flying to pieces, haversacks cut off, rifles knocked to pieces; it was a perfect hail of bullets.' Read more of Brian Pohanka's powerful article.

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Emancipation Proclamation Page

Emancipation Proclamation Page Learn more about Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation - the landmark executive order that changed the very nature of the war - at our new online page.

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Ten Facts about Cedar Mountain

Ten Facts How much do you know about the Battle of Cedar Mountain? Check out our new 10 Facts page and expand your appreciation for this August 1862 battle.

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Maryland Campaign 150th

Maryland Campaign 150th The 150th anniversary of the 1862 Maryland Campaign is upon us. Check out this NPS page for all the events that are slated to take place in September of this year.

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August Civil War Battles

August battles Expand your knowledge of the Civil War by learning more about some of the great Civil War battles that occurred in the month of August. Access our history articles, photos, maps, and links for the battles listed below:

Wilson's Creek »
Cedar Mountain »
Second Manassas »
Richmond »
Mobile Bay »
Second Deep Bottom »
Ream's Station »
Jonesborough »


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