August 27 Schedule

7:00a – 8:00a
Sunrise at Bristoe Station: Setting the Stage for the Battle of Kettle Run Real-Time Walk

Location: Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, Bristow, VA. The parking lot is located off Iron Brigade Unit Ave
Join park staff to watch the sunrise and learn about the opening movements of the Battle of Kettle Run 160 years ago to the moment that they occurred. Walking is involved, please wear proper footwear.

9:00a – 9:30a
Coffee, Hardtack, and Battle Plans

Location: Henry Hill Visitor Center
Bring a cup of coffee and join a ranger in reviewing what Union and Confederate commanders knew on the morning of August 27, 1862, the plans that they made, and how the “Fog of War” set

9:00a – 10:00a
Company Drill in Union and Confederate Camps

Location: Confederate Camp, Brawner Farm Interpretive Center, Tour Stop #1
Location: Union Camp, Cundiff site, Stuart’s Hill Center

As both armies prepare for battle, observe company level drill in their respective camps.

10:30a – 10:50a
Music in the Malestronm: Fifes & Drums

Location: New York Monuments, Tour Stop #9
The renowned Fort McHenry Guard Fifes & Drums will present martial music of 1862: the use of martial music in camp and campaign.


11:00a – 11:45a
Medal of Honor Walk at Manassas Battlefield

Starting Location: New York Monuments, Tour Stop #9
Join Park Historian Jim Burgess as he explores the story of the doomed stand of the 5th New York and the heroic actions of Sgt. James Webb and how he earned the Medal of Honor at Second Manassas.

12:00a – 1:00p
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 share poetry inspired by the battlefield. Lisa will also be presenting the Park with one of the poems that she wrote during her residency in the fall of 2021.

1:00p – 1:45p
Battery Fire!

Location: Brawner Farm Interpretive Center, Tour Stop #10
The artillery detachments of Manassas National Battlefield Park, Monocacy National Battlefield, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, and South Mountain State Battlefield will demonstrate the power and importance of artillery on the Second Manassas battlefield.

2:00p – 2:45p
Equipment of the Soldier, (Accoutrements, Haversack and Knapsack), and the items they contain

Location: Henry House
Chief Curator, US Army (retired) David Cole presents an exhibit of equipment that the individual soldiers of the U.S. Army carried on campaign, as revealed by original and reproduction items of the period. This all-day informal exhibit is the conclusion of a four-part series on the last Saturday of the month, May-August, that examined the uniforms, weapons, and material culture of the United States Army during the Civil War.

3:00p – 3:45p
8th Regiment Green Machine Brass Band

Location: Henry Hill Visitor Center
The 8th Regiment Green Machine Brass Band from George Mason University performs music of 1862.


4:00p – 5:00p
Stone vs. Iron: An Immersive Tactical and Battlefield Experience

Starting Location: Brawner Farm Parking Lot, Tour Stop #1
Choose to follow the 2nd Wisconsin of the Iron Brigade, or the 33rd Virginia of the Stonewall Brigade, into battle. Visitors will start with living history units, be formed into companies, and marched along their historic route in various formations “into battle” at Brawner Farm.

This is a strenuous program that will involve loud noise, sulfur smoke, physical exertion, moving in formation, and following the direction of living history officers and non-commissioned officers.

*Meet at 3:45pm at the Brawner Farm House to follow the 33rd Virginia
*Meet at 3:45pm in the Brawner Farm parking lot to follow the 2nd Wisconsin
*Visitors may also gather at 4:00pm at the Brawner Farmhouse for a stationary, non-physical interpretive program as the units maneuver.

Program concludes with the cost of war and the playing of Taps.


6:00p – 6:45p
8th Regiment Green Machine Brass Band

Location: Henry Hill Visitor Center
The 8th Regiment Green Machine Brass Band from George Mason University performs music of 1862.

7:00p – 7:45p
"A Brief Season of Prayer”

Location: Confederate Camp, Brawner Farm, Tour Stop #1
Join Colonel “Will” Baylor’s prayer meeting in the Stonewall Brigade after the slaughter at Brawner’s Farm.

7:00p – 7:45p
The Aftermath of Battle

Starting location: Stuart’s Hill Center to Federal Camp at Cundiff site
Explore the field hospital of the 2nd Wisconsin following the horror of Brawner’s Farm.


ALL DAY


10:00a – 4:00p
Equipment of the Soldier, (Accoutrements, Haversack and Knapsack), and the items they contain

Location: Henry House
Chief Curator, US Army (retired) David Cole presents an exhibit of equipment that the individual soldiers of the U.S. Army carried on campaign, as revealed by original and reproduction items of the period. This all-day informal exhibit is the conclusion of a four-part series on the last Saturday of the month, May-August, that examined the uniforms, weapons, and material culture of the United States Army during the Civil War.

10:00a – 6:00p
Lucinda Dogan House

Location: Lucinda Dogan House, opposite Groveton Confederate Cemetery Parking Lot, Tour Stop #8
Learn about Lucinda Dogan from park staff and tour the recently restored home, one of the three original structures from 1862! House is unfurnished.


10:00a – 4:00p
Living History Encampments

Iron Brigade Living History
Location: Cundiff House Site, Stuarts Hill Center
Stonewall Brigade Living History
Location: Brawner Farm Interpretive Center, Tour Stop #1
3rd US Infantry Living History
Location: Henry Hill
Confederate Cavalry
Location: Portici, Tour Stop #11
5th New York Living History
Location: New York Monuments, Tour Stop #9
Jackson’s Medical Corps
Location: Confederate Camp, Brawner Farm Interpretive Center, Tour Stop #1

9:00a – 7:00p
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.

9:00a – 7:00p
“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 23, 2022

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