Battles, Death and the History of Bristoe Station
Soldiers camped here in 1861 and 1862. Federal and Confederate armies clashed here at the Battle of Kettle Run on Aug. 27 1862 when Gen. 'Stonewall' Jackson's Confederate forces raided Federal supplies at Manassas Junction. Gen. Joseph Hooker's Federal troops attacked Jackson's rear guard led by Gen. Richard Ewell along Kettle Run. Ewell's troops fought Hooker's men then withdrew. On Aug. 28-30 Ewell's forces faced Federal troops again during Second Manassas. You can follow the path of the battle on this Bristoe Station Battle Map.