The State Battlefield park encompasses the three gaps (Crampton’s, Fox’s, and Turner’s gaps) that were the scene of the Sept 14, 1862 battle, just days before Antietam.
Named for Confederate Colonel John Singleton Mosby who operated against Union forces in this area during the Civil War, this five-county heritage area is known for its scenic and historic landscape. The Mosby Heritage Area Association also produces interpretive programs, lectures, and a Civil War Conference.
Known as the “Battle That Saved Washington”, the battle of Monocacy in 1864 between 18,000 Confederate forces under General Jubal Early, and 5,800 Union forces under General Lew Wallace, marked the last campaign of the Confederacy to carry the war into the north.
The 5,000-acre tract bordered by Bull Run was the scene of two Confederate victories. The First Battle of Manassas, fought in 1861, was the opening engagement of the Civil War and pitted Union Brigadier General Irvin McDowell’s unseasoned troops against ill-trained but spirited Confederates under Joseph E. Johnston and Brigadier General P.G.T. Beauregard.
One of the oldest towns in the country and was named after David Hunter, a Revolutionary War soldier.
The Battle of Gettysburg (a Union victory) was a turning point in the Civil War. Often referred to as the “High Water Mark of the Confederacy”, it was the war’s bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties (killed, wounded, captured or missing). It also provided President Abraham Lincoln with the setting for his famous Gettysburg Address.
The visitor center contains exhibits, a 22-minute movie and bookstore to help orient visitors to the 1862 battle. A five-mile driving tour and several walking trails provide access to the key spots on the battlefield including Chatham Manor.
A Federal trap set for John S. Mosby June 22 1863, failed to capture the Confederate partisan and his rangers. A Union casualty of the little fight is buried near the chapel. Near here Confederate Gen. Richard Ewell was brought from the Second Manassas Battlefield to recover from his amputation.
Contains exhibits, 22-minute movie and bookstore to help orient visitors to the 1863 battle. A seven mile driving tour and several walking trails provide access to the key spots on the battlefield including Salem Church and the Stonewall Jackson Shrine.
Chapman’s Mill, or as it is frequently called, Beverley’s Mill, was believed to be the tallest stacked stone building in the United States and was built in 1742 by Jonathan and Nathaniel Chapman in Thoroughfare Gap on the Prince William-Fauquier County line. In 1861 the Confederates used the mill as a meat curing center and […]
The 1862 Battle of Cedar Mountain, also known as the Battle of Slaughter’s Mountain or Cedar Run, involved 22,000 Confederate troops, under command of Major General Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson.
40-acre Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park features a scenic pond, and nearly three-miles of walking and equestrian trail winding through woods and meadows. During the Civil War, Confederate forces suffered a bloody defeat at this site when they attacked Federal troops posted behind the embankment of the Orange & Alexandria Railroad. More than 200 soldiers from […]