New defenses erected at Centreville, Virginia
Sneden, Robert Knox
Alexander, B. S.
Fairfax County (Va.)
- New defenses erected at Centreville, Virginia
- Contributor Names
- Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832 to 1918.
- Created Published
- [1863 to 1865]
- Subject Headings
- - Alexander, B. S.--1819 to 1878.--(Barton Stone)
- - Fortification History Civil War, 1861 to 1865 United States
- - Military Engineering History Civil War, 1861 to 1865.--United States
- - Centreville (Va.)--History Civil War, 1861 to 1865
- - Fairfax County (Va.)--History Civil War, 1861 to 1865
- - United States Virginia Fairfax County
- - United States Virginia Centreville
- - Color coding indicated the location of Union and Confederate forces.
- - NOTE: Researchers will be served a photocopy of this scrapbook image.
- - Relief shown by hachures.
- - This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information.
- - Originally built by the Confederates and used for winter quarters in 1861-1862, the defenses around Centreville were also used by the Union Army to cover the retreat back to Washington after both 1st and 2nd Bull Run. When Lee began concentrating his forces around Culpeper in July 1863, and Meade, not to be outdone, moved his army to a position opposite them along the Rapphannock River, the stage was set for what appeared to be a 3rd Bull Run. However, the back and forth movements of both armies that took place through the summer and into the fall culminated in the Bristoe Campaign, 9 October-9 November. Each time the Army of the Potomac crossed to the south side of the Rappahannock, or re-crossed in retreat, the Engineer Brigade was called to construct the necessary bridges. In between assignments, the brigade returned to camp at Centreville.
- - Shows a series of forts and redoubts built primarily to the east of Centreville, in Fairfax County, Va., and the use of slashed trees and barricades as defenses.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
- - In the Robert Knox Sneden Scrapbook (Mss5:7 Sn237:1 p. 227).
- - Manuscripts
- 1 Map : Pen and Ink and Watercolor ; 31 X 42 Cm.
- Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
- Digital Id
- gvhs01 vhs00257 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.ndlpcoop/gvhs01.vhs00257
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