Nokesville, Va during the Civil War

Union and Confederate forces passed by or camped near the Greenwich Presbyterian Church in Nokesville frequently during the war. Federal units pursuing Stonewall Jackson to Manassas Junction camped here in August 1862; fighting involving John S. Mosby's rangers flared near here and Confederates marched past on the way to nearby Bristoe Station in October 1863.

Battle of Kettle Run

As Stonewall Jackson’s troops occupied and looted the railroad junction at Manassas August 27, 1862, Federal forces approached his rear guard at Kettle Run. The Confederates there managed to delay the Union force before withdrawing.

Plan of Kettle Run and Bristoe Station August 27, 1862

Kettle Run Map ar

Locating Kettle Run at the Battle of Bristoe Station

Kettle Run Bridge Alfred Waud