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The Battle at Cedar Mountain
Original Author: Currier & Ives
Created: Between 1862 and 1872
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph

The Battle at Cedar Mountain, Aug. 9th 1862.

A brigade of Union soldiers under General Samuel W. Crawford charges the Confederate line during the Battle of Cedar Mountain on August 9, 1862. Currier & Ives, of New York City, produced this lithograph, which includes a caption stating that after Crawford's  attack "the Rebels were finally repulsed, and the Field occupied by the Federal Army." In fact, Confederate general Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson personally rallied his troops and forced Crawford's men to withdraw. A subsequent counterattack by the Confederates pushed the Union army even farther back as night fell.