Battery Heights Landscape Rehabilitation

battery heights view to the north
View towards the Unfinished Railroad grade.  July 2022 removal is visible in the foreground

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Project Overview

Manassas National Battlefield Park is currently undertaking a project to remove non-historic vegetation in the area of Battery Heights, Tour Stop #2. This project, funded through a grant from the National Park Foundation, is being completed by a team from the Appalachian Conservation Corps. The project began in July 2022, when the team removed a section of vegetation, opening a bigger window north toward the Unfinished Railroad. The team will return in October 2022 to complete the project.

Historical Context

On the evening of 28 August 1862, Federal and Confederate soldiers clashed in the area of the Brawner Farm. The right end of the Federal line during this engagement, held by the 6th Wisconsin and supported by a battery of artillery, was located in this area. On 30 August, Confederate artillery posted on Battery Heights fired toward the Deep Cut (Tour Stop #7), helping to stop the largest Federal assault of the battle. The removal of the non-historic vegetation around Battery Heights will help visitors better visualize the actions of Second Manassas that took place on this landscape.

Last updated: August 2, 2022

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12521 Lee Highway
Manassas , VA 20109

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