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Manasses National Battlefield Park located north of Manassas, Virginia preserves the site of two major American Civil War battles.

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The first Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861 and the second Battle of Bull Run, which was fought between August 28, 1862 – August 30, 1862 (also known as the first and second Battle of Manassas).

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The peaceful Virginia countryside bore witness to clashes between the Union and Confederacy, and it was here that Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson got his nickname “Stonewall”.

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On July 21, 1862 two armies clashed for the first time on the fields overlooking Bull Run Creek. Heavy fighting swept away any notion of a quick war.

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In August 1862, Union and Confederate armies converged for a second time on the plans of Manassas.  The Confederates won a solid victory bringing them to the height of their power.

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More than 900,000 people visit the battlefield each year.

Park is open daily sun up to sunset.  Henry Hill Visitor Center open daily 8:30 – 5:00; Brawners Farm Interpretive Center open daily 9:00 – 5:00; Stone House open weekends only 10:00 – 4:30 (building open daily starting starting Memorial Day Weekend).  $0/entrance fee

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