In 1864 soldiers returned to Bristoe Station. Instead of a battle, these Union troops instead encamped here for most of the winter and early spring. By May, soldiers and supplies traveled south along the railroad to the front lines. In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of these important events, the 23rd United Stated Colored Troops living history unit will encamp on the grounds of Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park to relate the story of the thousands of former slaves and free blacks who passed through here on their way to fight Robert E. Lee's army. 11am – 4pm; donations accepted.
Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, located off of Iron Brigade Unit Ave., Bristow, VA. 703-366-3049.
Last Updated: 1/16/2014 10:22 AM