Brawner Farmhouse, Lee Highway/Route 29, Manassas, Prince William County, VA
Lee Highway/Route 29, Manassas vicinity, VA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS VA-1372
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N954).
Building/structure dates: 1904 subsequent work
See also HALS VA-16 for related documentation.
Significance: The site played a significant role in the Civil War. The house stands on the site of the "Battle of Brawner Farm," Second Battle of Manassas, August 28, 1862. / Brawner Farmhouse, also known as Bachelor's or Douglas Hall during the Civil War, figured prominently in the initiating confrontation of the Second Battle of Manassas. Commencing on August 28, 1862, troops aligned near the house, Confederates on the north and west sides, Union on the south and east. By 9 PM of the 28th, there were 2,400 casualties as a result of the ferocious firing. While stalemated here by darkness, the ultimate victory of General Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army was claimed several days later. John Brawner, who, with his family, exited the house as it was "shelled and balls passed through the house" (Browner deposition 1871), returned to a standing dwelling and continued to live here until after the war.
Conservation & Restoration
Green, Richard L., Field Team
Doyle, Scott, Field Team
Corliss, David, Delineator
Gray, R. Stephen, Delineator
Graeter-Reardon, Bernice, Delineator
Zeoli, Vanessa, Delineator
Green, Margaret R., Photographer
Feeney, Sharon, Historian
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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