Manassas National Battlefield Park Collection

Benjamin Chinn House
The Benjamin Chinn House, ca. 1890. The house was used as a field hospital after both battles. The Chinn house was torn down around 1950.

On July 21, 1861, Northern and Southern troops met in Virginia on the fields overlooking Bull Run in what became the first major battle of the Civil War. Then in August 1862, Union and Confederate armies clashed for a second time on the plains of Manassas in a much bloodier battle.

Collection Summary

Historic artifacts and documentary materials relating to or representative of the first and second Battles of Manassas (Civil War); archeological, architectural, and historical materials reflecting the Indian, African-American, and European-American (civilian and military) occupation of the battlefield area.

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Facilities Exhibiting Museum Items Curator

Jim Burgess

Last updated: June 23, 2016