Commemoration of the Battle of Blackburn’s Ford

07/18/2011 07:00 PM to 07/18/2011
Cost: Free

The first Civil War land battle in Northern Virginia


When: Monday July 18, 2011 (150th Anniversary) at 7 p.m.
Where: Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, VA

Commemoration of the fallen at Blackburn’s Ford and dedication of the replica Civil War winter quarters built at Bull Run Regional Park to interpret the role of this area during the Civil War.

About Blackburn’s Ford:

Several days before the First Battle of Manassas, Union forces under General Irvin McDowell attempted to cross the Bull Run to engage the Confederate Army under the command of General P.G.T. Beauregard. The two forces met and fought at a stream crossing called Blackburn’s Ford in Centreville.

This was the first Civil War land battle in Northern Virginia. But within a few days the forces had met again in the First Battle of Manassas. Soon the Battle of Blackburn’s Ford with its 151 casualties was over-shadowed by larger conflicts in what would become the bloodiest conflict in American history.

Contact Details:
For more information, contact Bull Run Regional Park at 703-631-0550

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