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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

030-5140 Auburn Battlefield

Auburn Battlefield
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/16/2011

NRHP Listing Date 12/05/2011

NPS property number 11000873

Auburn Battlefield, in Fauquier County, is the site of Civil War actions fought on October 13 and 14 in 1863, during the Bristoe Campaign, between the forces of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Union Maj. General George G. Meade. The land area involved in the First Battle of Auburn is entirely encompassed by the larger Second Battle of Auburn fought on the following day. The Bristoe Campaign is considered by many historians to mark the beginning of the decline of the Confederate army and its leadership in the aftermath of the North’s triumph at Gettysburg in July, 1863.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated April 16, 2019