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    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    National Military Park Virginia

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Battle of Bristoe Station

Click here for Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park's programs, directions, hours of visitation, Kettle Run and Bristoe Station battle summaries, detailed trail guides, an historical map, a discussion of the land's preservation, and a listing of special events.

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, managed by the Prince William County Historic Preservation Division, offers visitors significant portions of the core areas of two battle sites from two different campaigns: The Battle of Kettle Run (August 27, 1862) and The Battle of Bristoe Station (October 14, 1862).

Adding to this rich historical variety, the land also hosted military camps in 1861 and 1862.

The battlefields of Kelly's Ford, Rappahannock Station, Brandy Station, Mine Run and Cedar Mountain are nearby. Written guides are available for these and other nearby battlefields in the visitor centers at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.

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Did You Know?

Stonewall Jackson at Chancellorsville

Chancellorsville is Lee's greatest victory, but also a Pyrrhic victory. After the battle Lee was very depressed. His army gained no ground, his army lost a much higher percent, his army failed to achieve their objective (destruction of the Union army) and they lost Stonewall Jackson.