Book Talk with Michael Block: The Carnage was Fearful: The Battle of Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1862
January 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Civil War history typically breezes by the battle of Cedar Mountain, but this stand-alone battle had major implications. Most importantly, it halted a Federal advance into central Virginia and provided the commander ofthe Army of Northern Virginia, Gen. Robert E. Lee, an opportunity to take the fight away from Richmond and toward Washington
A life-long student of the Civil War, Michael Block moved to Fauquier County, Virginia, in 2004 and developed a deep appreciation of the war’s impact on Culpeper County. As a public historian, he gives battlefield tours and lectures, focusing on the stirring wartime events in Culpeper, including at Cedar Mountain. Retiring from the United States Air Force in 2001, he continues supporting the U.S. Government as a consultant. Mike is the vice-president of the Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield.