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Fairfax County Court House

The Historical Fairfax Courthouse, often seen in Mathew Brady's Civil War photographs, was used as a Union signal post and headquarters throughout the war. It is a national landmark and was a seat of civil war activity, changing hands from Confederate control to Union control and back several times. The first officer casualty of the Civil War occurred on the grounds here when Captain John Quincy Marr was killed during a skirmish between Union cavalry and the Confederate Warrenton Rifles.


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