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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Broad Run, Virginia
Location of Broad Run, Virginia
► Fauquier County (112) ► Clarke County (72) ► Culpeper County (145) ► Loudoun County (275) ► Prince William County (621) ► Rappahannock County (69) ► Stafford County (198) ► Warren County (43)
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|Lee and Longstreet, moving eastward to join Jackson at Manassas, found this gap held by a Union force, August 28, 1862. They forced the gap, after some fighting, and moved on toward Manassas, August 29, 1862. — — Map (db m607) HM|
|Just west is Thoroughfare Gap where Union and Confederate armies clashed during the Civil War. In July 1861, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston marched eastward through the gap to join Brig. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard in the First Battle of Manassas. Maj. Gen. . . . — — Map (db m167410) HM|
|The gap to your left between Biscuit Mountain (the northern promontory of Pond Mountain) on the south and Mother Leathercoat Mountain on the north, described as “that dark, gloomy cleft” in an 1862 issue of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated . . . — — Map (db m167749) HM|
In 1862, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper described the gap to your left as "that dark, gloomy cleft." Situated between Biscuit Mountain on the south and Mother Leathercoat Mountain to the north, the gap was the site of several Civil . . . — — Map (db m172328) HM|
What is a Natural Area Preserve?
Established in 1989, Virginia's Natural Area Preserve System protects some of the best examples of natural communities and rare plant and animal habitats in Virginia. The first preserve was dedicated to . . . — — Map (db m108520) HM|
About the Preserve
A Living Laboratory
The Bull Run Mountains are the easternmost mountains in Virginia. The Virginia Outdoors Foundation's Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve is approximately 2,350 acres that serve as . . . — — Map (db m163987) HM|
|Beginning late in 1861, the Confederate Subsistence Department used this mill for a meat curing and distribution center and surrounded it with livestock pens. On March 9, 1862, as the Confederate army evacuated northern Virginia to protect Richmond, . . . — — Map (db m156688) HM|
When war broke out, the Confederate Subsistence Department used John Chapman's mill as a meat-curing and distribution center. On March 9, 1862, Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston ordered stockpiles here destroyed when he evacuated northern . . . — — Map (db m167428) HM|