Tag Archives: Manassas National Battlefield Park

Maine at War June 2022 blog posts

In June 2022 my Maine at War blog examined topics ranging from cold-hearted elected officials to a “what if” 20th-century TV game show involving six Civil War celebrities, plus a look at two special monuments in Middleburg. June 1, 2022: … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: The Robinson House at Manassas Battlefield

On Henry House Hill at Manassas National Battlefield, the reconstructed Henry House dominates the scene and the attention for civilian stories. However, there is another important civilian story on the ridge line and, while interpreted with signage, it would still … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Ken Burns Advocates for Preservation at Manassas Battlefield

Filmmaker Ken Burns has spoken out, opposing a proposed digital data center that would be located next to Manassas National Battlefield Park. In a letter to the supervisors of Prince William County, Burns called the project the “single greatest threat … Continue reading

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Hidden 7th Georgia Infantry Marker at Manassas

One of the treats of battlefield exploration is discovering something new – or at least feeling like you’re discovering something new. Upon my first trip to Virginia in 2018, I was determined to follow in the footsteps of a soldier … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 3.5 Acres of Manassas Battlefield To Be Preserved

Excerpts from an American Battlefield Trust email and message from President David Duncan Today, the site of the first major land battle of the Civil War, is again under siege. The Manassas National Battlefield Park is hemmed in on all … Continue reading

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Preservation News: The Stone Bridge Project at Manassas National Battlefield

Today is the anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run, and it’s a great time to highlight some preservation work completed earlier this year on an important landmark on Manassas National Battlefield. The Stone Bridge spans the Bull Run … Continue reading

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Springtime At Manassas Battlefield

Earlier this week, I visited some of the battlefield locations for the First Battle of Bull Run near Manassas. Early spring is blossoming here in Virginia, and this girl from California is delighted to see a real change in the … Continue reading

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On the March with the Civil War Trust

The Civil War Trust has been very busy as of late, marching forward on all fronts of preservation. Just several weeks ago, the Trust, along with many other preservation organizations in the Shenandoah Valley took a moment to reflect on … Continue reading

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ECW Historians Contribute to Civil War Trust’s Hallowed Ground Magazine

In August, Manassas will be the scene of another anniversary. As a prelude to that second bloody installment in Northern Virginia, fellow Emerging Civil War historian Dan Davis and myself conducted a few battlefield visits. The idea for “Scary Sequel” … Continue reading

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