From the fall of 1861 to the winter of 1862, Confederate forces based in eastern Prince William County blocked water traffic along the Potomac River. Confederate gun batteries were established along the Potomac River in an effort to disrupt ship traffic supplying Washington D.C. The lecture will focus on the military actions along the river and the lives of the soldiers and civilians in the area along the Potomac.
Join us in Prince William County this fall as we commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Bristoe Station. Events include bus tours, two day symposium, a feature exhibit and a weekend commemoration on the anniversary.
Discover Prince William & Manassas has created a Civil War Experience Pass that gives visitors admission into 6 Historic sites at a 50% discount off the regular retail price.
BEYOND THE BATTLEFIELD
Prince William & Manassas, Virginia offers hundreds of entertainment, shopping and dining possibilities. After a day of touring historic battlefields or participating in a 150th Commemoration event, consider some of these things to do... [Read More]