During the American Civil War, Prince William County was situated halfway between the Union Capital Washington, DC and the Confederate Capital Richmond, VA. Because of its location, the county was the site of three major engagements of the war.

Virginia Civil War Trails Marker Locations

Prince William Stories and Timeline

Civil War History Timeline with text, images, and graphic

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Civil War Historic Sites and Museums

Virginia Civil War History Trail Map

Map of Prince William's Civil War Heritage Trail

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