As a historical preservation and heritage organization, we exist as a celebration of our rich history. We have the unique opportunity to live in an area so pivotal during the War Between the States. The Battles of Cedar Mountain and Brandy Station were fought in Culpeper County as well as other significant skirmishes at Kelly's Ford, Waterloo Bridge and the outskirts of the town. The battles of the Wilderness, Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg also took place not far away. Confederate soldiers arrived here on their way to Manassas Junction in the summer of 1861 and the town was held by both armies during the war. The streets of Culpeper have been walked by some of the most famous names of history. From a young A.P Hill whose boyhood home site is on Davis Street, to President Theodore Roosevelt who visited to tour the Cedar Mountain battlefield at the 40th anniversary of the battle in 1902. Our cause is honorable and we perform our duties as Sons of Confederate Veterans with reverance and humility.
What is now Davis Street in Culpeper. This picture was taken in 1862 just after the battle of Cedar Mountain. Three Confederate prisoners can be seen on the balcony of the courthouse. This picture courtesy of the Library of Congress photo collection.