Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain

By Robert K. Krick

424 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 40 illus., 16 maps , appends., notes, bibl., index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5355-9
    Published: February 2002
  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-0-8078-6268-1
    Published: November 2000
  • E-book PDF ISBN: 979-8-8908-8606-4
    Published: November 2000

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Awards & distinctions


1990 Author's Award, Eastern National Park and Monument Association

A 1991 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

At Cedar Mountain on August 9,1862, Stonewall Jackson exercised independent command of a campaign for the last time. Robert Krick untangles the myriad original accounts by participants on both sides of the battle to offer an illuminating portrait of the Confederate general commanding his troops under the extraordinary pressures of combat. From diaries, reminiscences, letters, and newspaper articles, Krick reconstructs a vivid and detailed account of the confrontation at Cedar Mountain and Jackson's victory there.

About the Author

Robert K. Krick is author of Conquering the Valley and Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain, among other books. He lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
For more information about Robert K. Krick, visit the Author Page.


"An excellent study of what the Mighty Stonewall considered the 'most successful of his exploits'. . . . Krick sets a standard for other military historians who practice the difficult genre of battle study. Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain will become a classic of Civil War literature."--North Carolina Historical Review

"A masterful job. . . . Krick's treatment is not only a comprehensive and compelling story of Jackson and his men at Cedar Mountain, but it is also a model of what a battle narrative should be."--Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

"Krick's lively writing style, sound research and ability to reconstruct the tactics, movements and emotion of the battle will impress any reader. Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain is an important addition to modern Civil War literature."--America's Civil War

"A model for battle narratives."--ALA Booklist

"Cedar Mountain has been Stonewall Jackson's least understood battle. No longer. Robert Krick's brilliantly researched, minute-by-minute narrative is and will remain the definitive account of this bitter fight."--Stephen W. Sears, author of Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam

"The most detailed and meticulous tactical study of a crucial preliminary battle in the Second Manassas campaign that we are ever likely to see. The author presents a minute-by-minute account that will awe even the most demanding reader with its comprehensiveness. A tour de force of battle history."--James M. McPherson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom: The Era of the Civil War