The Photographic History of the Civil War
                  Volume 7 -
Prisons and Hospitals

  Confederates Captured at Cedar Mountain, In Culpeper Court House



Confederates Captured at Cedar Mountain, In Culpeper Court House, August 1862

The Confederate prisoners on the balcony seem to be taking their situation very placidly. They have evidently been doing some family laundry, and have hung the results out to dry.  The sentries lounging beneath the colonnade below, and the two languid individuals leaning up against the porch and tree, add to the peacefulness of the scene.  At the battle of Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1861, the above with other individuals were captured and temporarily confined in this country town of Culpeper. Like several other Virginia towns, it does not boast a name of its own, but is universally known as Culpeper Court House.  A settlement had grown up in the neighborhood of the courthouse, and the scene was enlivened during the sessions of court by visitors from miles around.

page 33  in 1911 book

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