Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The commission held a dedication ceremony for a new historical marker.
Tuesday, May 7
The Fairfax County History Commission celebrated a piece of Burke history with Sunday's dedication ceremony to commemorate the Bog Wall Ambush during the Civil War. The new historical marker is located at the intersection of Dunleigh Drive and Braddock Road in Burke. The text on the sign says: On 4 December 1861, fifty-fivemen of the 3rd New Jersey Infantry, Col. George W. Taylorcommanding, set an ambush nearby in retaliation for attacks on Union pickets. They stretched two telegraph wires across Braddock Road at the eastern end of a “perfect bog hole” to dismount riders. Near midnight, twenty-four Georgia Hussars cavalrymen, led by Capt. J. Fred. Waring, entered the trap from the west. A “sheet of fire” erupted from the tree line along …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The dedication ceremony will commemorate the Bog Wall Ambush during the Civil War.
The Fairfax County History Commission will host a dedication ceremony Sunday for a new historical marker near the site of a Civil War ambush in Burke. The new marker will commemorate the Bog Wall Ambush, which occurred on Dec. 4, 1861. The ceremony will start at 2 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Dunleigh Drive and Braddock Road in Burke. Descendants of the Union scout who planned the ambush and was severely wounded during the encounter while attempting to ambush Confederate cavalry are scheduled to attend the ceremony, according to an invitation from the History Commission. Refreshments will be served on the porch of the historic Oak Hill residence, which was the home of David Fitzhugh at the time of the skirmish, after the ceremony. …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Fairfax County Historical Marker commemorates the village of Fairfax Station.
The Friends of the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum held a dedication ceremony Wednesday for the unveiling of the Fairfax Station Commemorative Marker. The new sign is part of the Fairfax County History Commission Historical Roadside Marker project. Virginia Delegate Tim Hugo and Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity were among the guests who gathered as four longtime Fairfax Station residents unveiled the plaque. Joan Rogers, president of Fairfax Station Railroad Museum Friends, introduced the guests, who shared memories of their growing up in what was then a small town with an active train station. The speakers were brother and sister Jim and Nancy Wyckoff, Lee Hubbard and Jane Peterson. The event was part of a weeklong Fairfax …