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

Clara H. Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross

 
 
Clara H. Barton Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 12, 2006
1. Clara H. Barton Marker
Inscription. Here at Fairfax Station in early Sept. 1862, after the Second Battle of Manassas and the action near Chantilly, Clara Barton ministered to the suffering. By her humane and tireless efforts this Angel of the Battlefield helped move over 3000 wounded soldiers to safety.
 
Erected 1961 by Fairfax County Chapter, American National Red Cross.
 
Location. 38° 48.234′ N, 77° 19.571′ W. Marker is in Fairfax Station, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Ox Road (Virginia Route 123) and Fairfax Station Road, on the right when traveling south on Ox Road. Touch for map. Marker is on the southwest corner of the intersection, on the grounds of the cemetery of St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfax Station VA 22039, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Mary’s Catholic Church ( about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Skirmish at St. Mary’s ( about 600 feet away); Fairfax Station ( approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fairfax Station ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Fairfax Nike Missile Site ( approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax Station.
 
Also see . . .
Clara H. Barton Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 12, 2006
2. Clara H. Barton Marker
This view is from the intersection, looking southwest.

1. Clara Barton National Historic Site. The last paragraph of this page discusses this site and has a photograph of the church and grounds. (Submitted on February 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 

2. Saint Mary of Sorrows - Fairfax Station, VA. "She nursed the wounded for three days and nights as heavy rains fell and doctors operated in the only dry place available, the church." (Submitted on February 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 

3. Woman of Valor : Clara Barton and the Civil War. Book by by Stephen B. Oates. Search inside this book on Amazon.com. (Submitted on March 19, 2006.) 
 
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St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 12, 2006
3. St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery
This was taken from Ox Road. The church, built by the Orange and Alexandria Railroad workers and dedicated in 1860, can be seen in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,385 times since then and 111 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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