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From Civil War battlefields to DC monuments, here's your guide to the area.
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Presidents and their Generals

PROFILES OF CIVIL WAR ICONS

Some of the most legendary figures of the Civil War either visited Fairfax County or played a significant role in the Civil War history of the Greater Capital Region. From here you can explore their lives and visit the sites that still tell their stories.


Clara Barton History Trail

Clara Barton

Clara Barton was a American teacher, nurse, and humanitarian and organizer of the American Red Cross. More
Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant was an American hero. As a Civil War general he led the North to victory, keeping the nation united and abolishing slavery. More
Fitzhugh Lee

Fitzhugh Lee

A nephew of Robert E. Lee, Fitzhugh Lee was born at his family’s estate, Clermont, in Fairfax County and served as Governor of Virginia. More
Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

The 16th President of the United States was one of the most central figures in the Civil War. More
John Mosby

John Mosby

Nicknamed the Gray Ghost, Mosby was a Confederate cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War. More
Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis was the first and only President of the Confederate States of America. More
Thomas Jonathan Jackson (Stonewall Jackson)

"Stonewall" Jackson

Jackson was a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and was one of the most gifted tactical commanders in military history. More
Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee

A top graduate of West Point, Lee served in the U.S. Army for 32 years and commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. More
Thaddeus S.C. Lowe

Thaddeus S.C. Lowe

Lowe was an aeronaut, scientist and inventor, mostly self-educated in the fields of chemistry, meteorology, and aeronautics. More
Isaac Ingalls Stevens

Isaac Ingalls Stevens

Stevens was commissioned as a Colonel of the 79th New York, known as the Highlanders, and was killed while leading his men at the Battle of Ox Hill/Chantilly. More
Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

Born into slavery, Douglass escaped to spend his life fighting for justice and equality for all people. More
Philip Kearny

Philip Kearny

Kearny was educated as a lawyer but quickly became one of the most respected and beloved military leaders of his generation. More
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee

William Henry Fitzhugh Lee

Nicknamed Rooney, this son of Robert E. Lee was born in 1837 at Arlington House and attended Harvard University. More
John Q. Marr

John Q. Marr

Marr attended the Virginia Military Institute and was the first Confederate Officer to die in the Civil War at the Skirmish at Fairfax Court House. More
J.E.B. Stuart

J.E.B. Stuart

He was known to his friends as Jeb, from the initials of his given names and was a cavalry commander known for his mastery of reconnaissance. More
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The Civil War in Fairfax County and the Capital Region

Download the Fairfax County Civil War Brochure

This downloadable brochure has an amazing amount of Civil War information regarding Fairfax County and the Civil War. More
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Visit the Fairfax Civil War YouTube Channel

Visit us on YouTube and see videos related to Fairfax County's Civil War stories. More