August 26 Schedule

11:00a – 11:40a
Prelude to Second Manassas:
Battle of Kettle Run and Sacking of Manassas

Location: Visitor Center Auditorium
Join the Prince William County Office of Historic Preservation for this presentation on the events just prior to the Battle of Second Manassas.

1:00p – 1:45p
An Unexpected Discovery

Location: Henry Hill Visitor Center Auditorium
Join this talk on the unexpected 2014 discovery of human remains on the battlefield which included the only known surgeon’s burial pit to be excavated.

1:15p – 2:00p
Brawner Farm Walking Tour

Starting location: Brawner Farm Interpretive Center, Tour Stop #1
Discover how the Iron Brigade and Stonewall Brigade hammered each other in a standup fight at twilight, opening the 2nd Battle of Manassas, 160 years ago.

3:00p – 3:45p
Chinn Ridge Walking Tour

Starting location: Chinn Ridge, Tour Stop #10
This program covers the massive Confederate counterattack and the desperate struggle on Chinn Ridge which closed the Battle of Second Manassas.


3:15p – 4:00p
Brawner Farm Walking Tour

Starting location: Brawner Farm Interpretive Center, Tour Stop #1
Discover how the Iron Brigade and Stonewall Brigade hammered each other in a standup fight at twilight, opening the 2nd Battle of Manassas, 160 years ago.


6:00p – 6:20p
Music in the Malestrom: Fifes & Drums

Location: Stone House, Tour Stop #3
The renowned Fort McHenry Guard Fifes & Drums will present martial music of 1862: the use of martial music in camp and campaign.


6:30p – 7:00p
Art in the Park: Poetry with Lisa Samia at the Stone House

Location: Stone House, Tour Stop #3
Join 2021 Artist-In-Residence Lisa Samia as she shares poetry inspired by the battlefield.


7:00p – 8:00p
Raided: A Real-Time Walking Tour of “Stonewall” Jackson’s Raid at Bristoe Station

Location: Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, Bristow, VA. The parking lot is located off Iron Brigade Unit Ave
Stand on the ground of Bristoe Station Battlefield 160 years to the moment that "Stonewall" Jackson's forces raided Bristoe Station and changed the course of the Second Manassas Campaign. Walking is involved, please wear proper footwear.


All Day Opportunities

9:00a – 5:00p
Brawner Farm Interpretive Center

Location: Brawner Farm Interpretive Center, Tour Stop #1

View a ten-minute electronic map that covers the three-day Battle of Second Manassas. Interpretive panels cover the Second Manassas Campaign, the doomed stand of the 5th New York, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the court martial of U.S. General Fitz-John Porter.

9:00 – 5:00p
“This Terrible Swift Sword: Blades of Valor and Sacrifice” Exhibit

Location: Henry Hill Visitor Center

This special exhibit displays swords from the park’s collection with two swords on loan from the United States Military Academy at West Point, including the sword worn by then-Colonel Gouverneur K. Warren as his brigade of the 5th and 10th New York made their doomed stand “in the vortex of Hell.”

Return to the main page for the schedule of the remainder of the anniversary commemoration.

Last updated: August 7, 2022

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