Fairfax Station Forums
May 15, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Brian McEnany and Jim Lewis, “The Union Army's March to Gettysburg - ‘Sunstroke and Ankle Deep Mud’”
Join local authors Brian McEnany and Jim Lewis as they present “Sunstroke and Ankle-Deep Mud,” the untold story of the Union’s II Corps arduous march across Northern Virginia on the way to Gettysburg. Using material from their recently released, self-guided tour booklet, they follow the II Corps route through Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun counties as excessive heat and withering rain storms battered its soldiers while marching toward the bloodiest battle in our nation’s history.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013, Jon Vrana and Mary Lipsey, “The Christmas Raid of 1862.”
On December 28, 1862, General J.E.B. Stuart led a cavalry raid on Burke’s Station, Virginia. A small contingent rode to the wooden trestle railroad bridge over Accotink Creek with the goal of burning the bridge and disrupting communications and transportation of the U.S. Military Railroad. In the meantime, General Stuart captured the Union telegrapher at Burke’s Station and replaced him with Stuart’s own telegrapher. Click here for a summary of the presentation prepared by the speakers.
November 14, 2012, Don Hakenson, “This Forgotten Land: A Tour of Civil War Sites & Other Historical Landmarks South of Alexandria, VA.”