Dedication and Tour of a Preserved and Interpreted Civil War Redoubt

Friday, October 7, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Fairfax Campus, Parking Lot K

Dedication and Tour of a Preserved and Interpreted Civil War Redoubt

Mason's Fairfax Campus includes a site of Civil War history. Constructed by Confederate troops in 1861, an earthen fortification, known as a redoubt, was constructed near the corner of Braddock and Ox Roads, in an area then known as Farr's Crossroads.

The redoubt was built in a strategic location, commanding views of both thoroughfares, and it changed hands many times between the United States and Confederate States forces throughout the Civil War.

On Friday, October 7, join Blake Myers, Jim Lewis, and Brian McEnany of the Bull Run Civil War Roundtable, State Senator Chap Petersen, and  Associate Professor Brian Platt, Department of History and Art History, for the dedication and tour of the site. The 8th Green Machine Regiment Band, an ensemble of George Mason University's Green Machine that presents 19th-century brass band music on authentic 19th century instruments and mouthpieces, will perform.

Map indicating site of redoubt

Directions:

From Braddock Road, enter campus on Roanoke River Road and take first left turn into Parking Lot K.

From Ox Road, enter campus on University Drive, take first right onto Aquia Creek Lane, right onto Patriot Circle, travel around the circle (through the roundabout) and take a right turn into Parking Lot K.

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