Also Known As
- Battle of Slaughter’s Mountain
- Battle of Cedar Run
Date and Location
- August 9, 1862
- Culpeper County, Virginia.
Principal Union Commanders
- Major General Nathaniel P. Banks
Principal Confederate Commanders
- Major General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson
Union Forces Engaged
- Army of Virginia
Confederate Forces Engaged
- Army of Northern Virginia
Number of Union Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 12,000
Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged
Estimated Union Casualties
- 2,353 (314 killed, 1,445 wounded and 594 missing/captured)
Estimated Confederate Casualties
- 1,338 (231 killed, and 1,107 wounded)
- Confederate victory
- The Battle of Cedar Mountain was the opening salvo of the Northern Virginia Campaign.
- Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross, performed her first field duty at the Battle of Cedar Mountain.
- The Battle of Cedar Mountain was the only recorded time in the Civil War that “Stonewall” Jackson drew his sword during battle.
Timeline of the Northern Virginia Campaign
These are the main battles and events of the Northern Virginia Campaign in order.
- August 9, 1862 — Battle of Cedar Mountain
- August 22-25, 1862 — First Battle of Rappahannock Station
- August 28, 1862 — Battle of Thoroughfare Gap
- August 28, 1862 — Battle of Brawner’s Farm
- August 28–30, 1862 — Second Battle of Bull Run
- September 1, 1862 — Battle of Chantilly