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 Aug. 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 Aug. 28-30, Ewell’s forces faced Federal troops again during Second Manassas.
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.
Visitors are invited to enjoy the A.P. Hill’s Folly self-guided walking trail.
Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park
10708 Bristow Road
Private tours upon appt.