• Manassas National Battlefield Park


    National Battlefield Park Virginia

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Living History

Artillery demonstration
Artillery demonstration at Manassas National Battlefield Park.
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Living history demonstrations will be offered on the following dates.
All living history events and firing demonstrations will take place at Chinn Ridge (Tour Stop #10).

July 19 - 20 (153rd anniversary commemoration of the First Battle of Manassas
Infantry Demonstrations: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Artillery Demonstrations: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

August 30 - 31 (152nd anniversary of Second Manassas) - Times TBD
September 27 - 28 - Times TBD

Historical re-enactors firing their muskets during military drill
Historical reenactors firing in line
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Members of Manassas' Own volunteer artillery squad in Union uniforms
Manassas' Own artillery crew help visitors get a glimpse of battlefield action
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Capt. James Ricketts was wounded and captured while commanding a Union battery at First Manassas. His wife Fannie found him at a field hospital, and accompanied her husband to a Richmond prison to nurse him back to health. Ricketts survived and ended the war a Major General.