Bristoe Station

Bristoe Station (HM14EO)

Location: Bristow, VA 20136 Prince William County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 43.536', W 77° 32.779'

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The area around Bristoe became the final resting place for hundreds of soldiers who died in Northern Virginia. Soldiers from Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia created state cemeteries to bury their comrades. Burial details were a daily occurrence, and military honors were conducted by an honor guard.

The following year, Federal soldiers passed the Confederate graves in the area and noted that many had wooden headboards to identify names and units. The first burials here were of Alabama soldiers who died of disease at Camp Jones. Later Alabama deaths at other camps in Fairfax County and some of the casulties from the Battle of Dranesville are also buried here. Most of the Confederate burials remain here today. Currently, only the Alabama Cemetery has been positively identified and is on park property. Hundreds of other soldiers lie in cemeteries in unknown locations somewhere in the Bristoe area. Follow the path on the right to reach the Alabama Cemetery.

(Sidebar): Burial of the dead was a daily occurrence at Bristoe; military homage was paid to the remains of each departed soldier by the comrades discharging musketry volley over the graves of the deceased at the interment. Reports of musketry could be heard throughout the camping grounds of the entire brigade and it was a signal well understood. Pvt. Bailey George McClelen, Co. D. 10th Alabama Infantry
HM NumberHM14EO
Year Placed2012
Placed ByPrince William County Department of Public Works, Historic Preservation Division
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 6:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 278644 N 4289405
Decimal Degrees38.72560000, -77.54631667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 43.536', W 77° 32.779'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 43' 32.16" N, 77° 32' 46.74" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10607 Bristow Station Dr, Bristow VA 20136, US
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