150th Anniversary Commemoration
of the Civil War raid in Lake Accotink Park

Friends of Lake Accotink Park and Friends of Accotink Creek observed the 150th anniversary of the raid with a recitation of the events and a simulated torching of the long-gone historic trestle.

Read the full story in the Annandale Blog

During his December 1862, raid on nearby Burke Station, Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart dispatched twelve men under Gen. Fitzhugh Lee (Robert E. Lee’s nephew) to burn the undefended wooden trestle over Accotink Creek. It was from Burke Station that Stuart sent his famous telegram to Washington complaining of the poor quality of the Union mules he had just captured.

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