Collaborative effort helps save Civil War-era ‘redoubt’ on Mason campus


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(InsideNoVa) A chip shot from the busy intersection of Braddock and Ox roads in Fairfax lies a hidden, but still plainly visible, Civil War redoubt.
The 80-foot-wide, circular fortification isn’t much to look at anymore, but stands out as an obviously human-made feature in the woods. It’s now accessible via wood-chip pathways just behind Parking Lot K on George Mason University’s Fairfax campus.
The Bull Run Civil War Round Table (BRCWRT), in partnership with George Mason, has worked for six years to preserve the redoubt. They joined Mason officials Oct. 7, in a ceremony delayed more than a year by the pandemic, to dedicate pathways and historical markers at the site.
“Much more can and will be done, hopefully, in terms of preservation, historical research, archaeological assessments and surveys, and ultimately additional preservation and interpretation,” said Blake Myers, who chairs BRCWRT’s Preservation Committee.
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