Mayfield Fortification

The Mayfield Fortification is a historic American Civil War earthworks at 8401 Quarry Road in Manassas, Virginia. It is one of a series of fortifications constructed by the Confederate Army to defend the critical Manassas railroad junction in 1861. The fort consisted of earthworks with log revetments, and was built by local Confederate troops and slave labor. After 1862 the fort was sporadically occupied by Union forces.[2]

Mayfield Fortification (44PW226)
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Nearest cityManassas, Virginia
Arealess than one acre
Built1861 (1861)
MPSCivil War Properties in Prince William County MPS
NRHP reference No.89001063[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 8, 1989

The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1] It is now a city park.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Mayfield Fort". City of Manassas. Retrieved 2014-02-21.