More Than a Battlefield
“Did I ever tell you,” says a correspondent of an Eastern paper, “among the affecting little things one is always seeing in these battlefields, how, on the ground upon which the battle of Bull Run was fought, I saw pretty, pure, delicate flowers growing out of the empty ammunition boxes, and a wild rose thrusting up its graceful head through the top of a broken drum, which doubtless sounded its last charge in that battle, and a cunning scarlet verbena peeping out of a fragment of a bursted shell, in which strange pot it was planted? Wasn’t that peace growing out of war? Even so shall the beautiful and graceful ever grow out of the horrid and terrible things that transpire in this changing but ever advancing world. Nature covers even the battlegrounds with verdure and bloom. Peace and plenty spring up in the track of the devouring campaign, and all things in nature and society shall work out the progress of mankind.
-Frank Leslie, Illustrated Newspaper, May 6, 1865
The park is also now listed as a stop under Virginia's Birding and Wildlife trail, a program managed by the Virginia Department of game and Inland Fisheries.
Species lists can be found under the "Animals" section of this web page. To date we have documented 168 bird, 26 mammal, 23 reptile and 19 amphibian species within the park.
La Naturaleza y la Ciencia
El parque también ahora aparece como una parada bajo la observación de aves y vida silvestre del estado de Virginia trail, un programa administrado por el Departamento de Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Para obtener más información sobre este programa; listas de especies de flora y fauna