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

On This Site

In 1861

 
 
On This Site In 1861 Marker Photo, Click for full size
January 14, 2009
1. On This Site In 1861 Marker
Inscription. Confederate forces constructed this defense bunker in the winter of 1861. The bunker site was chosen due to the relatively high elevation of the Centreville area and it's excellent vantage. Confederate forces held the bunker from the time of its construction until Union forces captured it in March of 1862. It remained under Union control until the end of the war.
 
Location. 38° 50.742′ N, 77° 25.416′ W. Marker is in Centreville, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Lawrence Mill Lane and Wharton Lane, on the right when traveling south on Lawrence Mill Lane. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Centreville VA 20120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Centreville, Virginia (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Place on the High Ground (approx. ľ mile away); Mount Gilead Historic Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Johnís Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Stone Church (approx. half a mile away); Newgate Tavern (approx. half a mile away); Convicts and Slaves (approx. half a mile away); Archaeology at Newgate Tavern (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Centreville.
 
Also see . . .  Map of Centreville Fort Sites and Mount Gilead
On This Site In 1861 Marker Photo, Click for full size
January 14, 2009
2. On This Site In 1861 Marker
Looking south at the northeast section of the battery.
. Fairfax County Park Authority (Submitted on January 14, 2009.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Chantilly Road Battery
This parcel contains well preserved remnants of a Civil War era battery or Bastion. It is also known as the West Fort. Future archaeological work may shed more light on its function. The fort is in an excellent state of preservation with minimal disturbance.

From the Historic Centreville Park Draft Master Plan, p. 20.
    — Submitted January 14, 2009.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Footpath over the side of the preserved earthworks battery Photo, Click for full size
January 14, 2009
3. Footpath over the side of the preserved earthworks battery
Earthworks at the Chantilly Road Battery Photo, Click for full size
January 14, 2009
4. Earthworks at the Chantilly Road Battery
Northeast corner of the battery Photo, Click for full size
January 14, 2009
5. Northeast corner of the battery
An extremely thick growth of invasive, poisonous and thorny plants greatly limits access to this site.
 
 
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