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Centreville in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battery Ridge

 
 
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January 3, 2009
1. Battery Ridge Marker
Inscription.
Located 40 ft. south of this
location is the Flagler and
Forsyth Family Cemetery, 1866.
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Located 80 ft. to the north is
a Civil War Fortification, 1861-
1862. This was a part of a large
military complex that extended
from Centreville to Manassas.

 
Location. 38° 50.712′ N, 77° 27.127′ W. Marker is in Centreville, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Battery Ridge Lane, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This marker is located in the Sully Station II subdivision. Marker is in this post office area: Centreville VA 20120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Second Battle of Manassas (approx. 0.8 miles away); Campaign of Second Manassas (approx. 0.8 miles away); Confederate Defenses (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Battle of Manassas (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named First Battle of Manassas (approx. one mile away); Retreat From Manassas (approx. one mile away); Old Stone Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mount Gilead Historic Site (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Centreville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Forsythe/Flagler Family Cemetery
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January 3, 2009
2. Battery Ridge Marker
. (Submitted on January 3, 2009.)
2. Rebel Position at Centreville. On lower left of this image is a map of the Centreville Civil War Fortifications. The earthworks at this location are just west of Grt Rocky Run at the batteries intersected by Road. (Submitted on January 3, 2009.) 

3. Centreville Virginia. Civil War era photos of Centreville and Fortifications (Submitted on January 3, 2009.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Battery Ridge Earthworks
From Field Armies and Fortifications in the Civil War: The Eastern Campaigns, 1861-1864," by Earl J. Hess:

The northern line was two miles long and included thirty-one embrasured gun positions. Today most of this line is gone, but a well-preserved section crosses Stone Road. It has two artillery emplacements, one with four and the other with five embrasures. There is a ditch in front of the artillery emplacements but none in front of the connecting infantry trench.
    — Submitted January 3, 2009.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Battery Ridge Earthworks image. Click for full size.
January 3, 2009
3. Battery Ridge Earthworks
Western end of the earthworks at Stone Road. Ditch is visible in shadows in center of photo.
Battery Ridge Earthworks image. Click for full size.
January 3, 2009
4. Battery Ridge Earthworks
View of earthworks looking north from Battery Ridge Lane.
Battery Ridge Earthworks image. Click for full size.
January 3, 2009
5. Battery Ridge Earthworks
View of earthworks looking east from ditch.
Battery Ridge Earthworks image. Click for full size.
January 3, 2009
6. Battery Ridge Earthworks
Earthwork batteries and ditch along the northern line of the Centreville Civil War fortifications.
Battery Ridge Earthworks image. Click for full size.
January 3, 2009
7. Battery Ridge Earthworks
Eastern end of the earthworks still extant at Battery Ridge.
 
 
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