Mayfield Civil War Fort

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8401 Quarry Road, Manassas, VA, USA
Mayfield Civil War Fort - Hooe family cemetery
Mayfield Civil War Fort - Historical marker
Mayfield Civil War Fort - Historical marker
Mayfield Civil War Fort - Manning the cannon
Mayfield Civil War Fort - Mayfield Fort earthworks
Mayfield Civil War Fort - Quaker guns
Mayfield Civil War Fort - Don't look inside

Mayfield Civil War Fort Manassas Reviews

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Mayfield Civil War Fort Aug 03, 2012
During the Civil War a dozen forts were constructed around Manassas Junction to defend the railroads. Only two of them remain today, including the Mayfield Fort built by the Confederates in the early months of the war. The fort was nothing fancy, some earthworks erected to form a circular wall on the top of a hill that looked out over the town. The land was confiscated from the farmer John Hooe, whose plantation house was named Mayfield (the Hooes were major landowners at the time - a portion of the Battle of Second Manassas was fought on another Hooe estate).

The small park that preserves the fort is surrounded by townhouses and a business park. There is a parking lot and several interpretive markers. At the top of the hill rests a Quaker gun, a decoy cannon made of logs meant to fool Union onlookers. There is also a small graveyard. Worth a visit if you are a Civil War buff or if you live in the area.
Historical marker
Quaker guns
Don't look inside
Manning the cannon
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