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155-5002 Mayfield Fortification

Mayfield Fortification
Photo credit: Calder Loth/DHR, 2006

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VLR Listing Date 12/13/1988

NRHP Listing Date 08/08/1989

DHR's Virginia Board of Historic Resources easement

NRHP Reference Number 89001063

This Civil War feature is the only earthwork remaining of the eleven constructed by the Confederates to guard the Orange and Alexandria Railroad at Manassas Junction (now the city of Manassas). Put up by slave laborers and local troops under Col. George H. Terrett, the Mayfield Fortification was begun in May 1861 and completed the following month. Confederate soldiers occupied the earthwork until March 1862 and Union troops held it from August 1862 to November 1864. The sole surviving fortification in Manassas, the Mayfield Fortification site, now owned by the city, is expected to yield archaeological data relating to the periods of occupation by Confederates and then Union troops, and its relationship to other, now-vanished, area forts.

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

Updated: January 28, 2022