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Manassas, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mayfield Civil War Fort

A Civil War Redoubt

 

—The Manassas Museum System —

 
Mayfield Civil War Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 2, 2007
1. Mayfield Civil War Fort Marker
Inscription. This 11-acre historic park, part of the Manassas Museum System, contains one of only two surviving Civil War fortifications in the City of Manassas. The earthwork was built by Confederate troops in the Spring of 1861 as part of the Manassas Junction defenses, on the Hooe family farm, Mayfield.

The historic site contains the Mayfield house foundation and the Hooe family cemetery, as well as walking trails, interpretive markers, and reproduction cannon. Please proceed along the marked trails within the fenced area. In consideration of our neighbors in the Battery Heights Community, please park only in the historic site lot.

To learn more about Manassas and the Northern Virginia Piedmont, please visit The Manassas Museum at 9101 Prince William Street. During your stay, be sure to explore the military and cultural history of Old Town Manassas by picking up a Walking/Driving Tour guide at the Museum.

A 300-yard trail from the parking lot to the fort rises at a 3% grade. There is a water fountain at the top of the trail.
 
Erected by Civil War Trails.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War, and the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 38° 45.292′ N, 77° 27.187′ 
Close Up View of the Map image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 2, 2007
2. Close Up View of the Map
W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Battery Heights Boulevard and Quarry Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. At the east end of the parking lot for the Mayfield Fort Park. From Liberia Avenue (Route 776), turn west on Quarry Road, then make another left on Battery Heights Blvd. The parking lot is on the left. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Mayfield Civil War Fort (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Mayfield Civil War Fort (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Mayfield Civil War Fort (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Mayfield Civil War Fort (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Mayfield Civil War Fort (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Mayfield Civil War Fort (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Mayfield Civil War Fort (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Mayfield Civil War Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
More about this marker. A map of fortifications around Manassas carries the caption: This map shows Confederate-constructed earthworks (highlighted)
Damage to the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2009
3. Damage to the Marker
The marker was vandalized in 2009.
surrounding Manassas Junction. “Liberia” was a plantation owned by William J. Weir and used by both Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard and Union General Irvin McDowell. “Liberia” house is a property of the Manassas Museum System.

 
Regarding Mayfield Civil War Fort. Additional interpretive markers in the park detail the fort, farm houses, and cemetery mentioned on this marker. To best appreciate the fortifications and the locations of the markers, use the “satellite” or “hybrid” viewing options in the HMDB Map. You may follow the trail on the related markers list.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Fortifications at Manassas Junction. Detailed discussion of the fortifications built around Manassas, based on analysis of maps and photographs. (Submitted on September 13, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker at the Start of Mayfield Fort Walking Path image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 2, 2007
4. Marker at the Start of Mayfield Fort Walking Path
Outer Embankments of Fort Mayfield image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 2, 2007
5. Outer Embankments of Fort Mayfield
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,454 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on September 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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