Bristoe Station 150th Commemoration

A reminder and an update on the activities around the Bristoe Station 150th.

The Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park now offers an exclusive bus tour offer (SEE HERE) on September 14 open to members of the Loudoun CW Roundtable, Bull Run CW Roundtable, and Fauquier County Historical Society.  Stops on this specialized tour include Auburn, Buckland, Bristoe Station, and Rappahannock Station.  Reservations are required.  $50 per person.  The tour runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday September 14, 2013.  Tour starts at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Park, 10707 General Kirkland Drive, Bristow, Virginia 20136. Call 703-336-3049 for more information.

Full listing of other events from the Bristoe Station Park website (Please note the symposium originally scheduled for September has been cancelled):

“There Was a Want of Vigilance” – Battle of Bristoe Station Exhibit at the Manassas Museum

August-October, Manassas Museum ($5 admission)

9101 Prince William St, Manassas

Exhibit will feature rare artifacts from the Battle of Bristoe Station.  Featured items will include personal effects of A.P. Hill and other leading participants of the battle.  Exhibit cosponsored by the Prince William County Historic Preservation Division and the Manassas Museum.

Contact Manassas Museum for more information at 703-368-1873

 Bristoe Station Campaign Bus Tour

Saturday, October 5, 2013

$85 per person, includes lunch.  Reservations required, space is limited

Enjoy a full day with an in-depth tour of the sites and battlefields that made up the Bristoe Campaign.  Stops will include:  Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, Auburn, Remington and Buckland.  Historians will explain how this important campaign impacted soldiers, civilians and its overall impact on the outcome of the Civil War.  Participants will have a chance to see little known or visited sites.  Contact Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park at 703-366-3049 for more information and reservations.

 

Battle of Bristoe Station 150th Commemorative Weekend

Saturday – Sunday, October 12-13, 2013

Free, donations encouraged

To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Bristoe Station, tours, musical performances, lectures, tours and living history demonstrations and encampments to represent the soldiers and units present at the battle in 1863. Weekend kicks off on Saturday at 10am with a dedication ceremony featuring keynote speaker Dr. James I. Robertson Jr. The Virginia History Mobile will be available on Saturday and a Youth Activity Tent will also be available all weekend.   Contact Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park at 703-366-3049 for more information.  Schedule included below.

Parking located at the Bristow Shopping Center with shuttle bus service to the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park.

 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

10 a.m. – Opening Program and Trail Dedication

Introductions, The Honorable W.S. Wally Covington III

Brentsville District Supervisor, Prince William County

Keynote Speech, Dr. James “Bud” Robertson

11 a.m. – Music, Gillmore’s Light Ensemble

noon – Talk, “Road to Bristoe Station”, Brad Gottfried

12:45 p.m.– Music, Carolina Fife and Drum

1:30 p.m. – Battle of Bristoe Station Demonstration

3 p.m. – Talk, “Preservation of Bristoe Station Battlefield, a history”y, Jim Burgess

4 p.m. – Music, Gillmore’s Light Ensemble

5 p.m. – Program Closes

7 p.m. – Special Evening Civil War Musical Performance by Evergreen Shade

Historic Brentsville Union Church, 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow, VA 20136

Battlefield Tours ongoing on the hour from the program tent (11am-4pm).  Living history demonstrations on going in camp areas (see map).  Virginia History Mobile 11am-4pm. 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

11a.m. – Music, Carolina Fife and Drum

noon – Talk, “Colonel Mallon & the Tammany Regiment of New York,” Fred Wexler

1 p.m. – Battle of Bristoe Station Demonstration

2 p.m. – Music, Evergreen Shade

3 p.m. – Program Ends

Battlefield Tours ongoing on the hour from the program tent (11am-3pm).  Living history demonstrations on going in camp areas (see map).

 

150th Anniversary of the Battle of Bristoe Station

Monday, October 14, 2013

Walking Tours Free, Car Caravan and Bus Tours have separate fee

Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff on the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Bristoe Station for exclusive tours of the battlefield.  Tours will take place “in time” of the events in 1863, including Prelude to Battle Walking Tour, In the Footsteps of North Carolina walk tour and a Musical Tribute to the fallen at Bristoe Station.  Events are as scheduled:

9 – 11 a.m. Car Caravan Tour of Bristoe Station Campaign Sites ($25 fee per vehicle)

                        Tour Will Begin and end at Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park parking lot

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Bus Tour of exclusive Bristoe Station Battlefield sites off of the Park

($35 per person, reservations recommended, light refreshments provided)

                        Tour Will Begin and End at Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park parking lot

3:30 p.m. – “Their Moment, Our Time” Tours – Tours of the Battle of Bristoe Station at the time of the

battle, 150 years later.

                 Tour Will Begin at Program Tent, moderate walking, water available

6 – 6:15 p.m. – Tours End, Musical Tribute and Taps

Contact Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park at 703-366-3049 for tour schedule, reservations and more information.

Parking located at the Bristow Shopping Center with shuttle bus service to the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park.

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About Craig Swain

"Historical marker hunter" and Civil War enthusiast.
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