Bristow in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Bristoe Station Battleﬁeld Heritage Park
This land endured significant military activity during the Civil War. Soldiers camped here in 1861 and 1862. Federal and Confederate armies clashed here at the Battle of Kettle Run on August 27, 1862 when Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson's Confederate forces raided Federal supplies at Manassas Junction. Gen. Joseph Hooker's Federal troops attacked Jackson's rear guard, led by Gen. Richard Ewell, along Kettle Run. Ewell's troops fought Hooker's men then withdrew. On August 28-30, Ewell's forces faced Federal troops again during Second Manassas.
Bury these poor men and let us say no more about it.
In October and November 1863, Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederate army and Maj. Gen. George Meade's Federal forces fought a series of battles known as the Bristoe Campaign. The October 14, 1863 Battle of Bristoe Station was one of these battles. Here, Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill's Confederate corps stumbled upon Gen. Gouvenor Warren's Federal troops posted at the Orange & Alexandria railroad. The Federals fiercely
In 2000, Centex Homes purchased this land. Two years later, Centex Homes developed New Bristow Village and gave the battlefield parcel to the Civil War Preservation Trust. Prince William County acquired the 133-acre site in 2007. This park demonstrates how developers, residents, preservationists and local governments can work together to save historic resources.
Erected 2008 by Prince William County and Virginia Civil War Trails.
Location. 38° 43.632′ N, 77° 32.644′ W. Marker is in Bristow, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in the parking area for the Bristoe Station Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Bristow VA 20136, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Cemeteries (within shouting distance of this marker); Bristoe Station (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bristoe Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Bristoe Station (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Bristoe Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Road to the Valley (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Bristoe Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Bristoe Station (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristow.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Bristoe Station. Civil War Preservation Trust site detailing the battlefield. (Submitted on June 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park. Prince William County Website. Includes links to printable trail guides and battle maps. (Submitted on July 19, 2009.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,334 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.