Military Railroad Terminus

Military Railroad Terminus (HM5M7)

Location: Centreville, VA 20121 Fairfax County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 49.533', W 77° 26.3'

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Half a mile west is the terminus of the Centreville Military Railroad, the first railroad in the world constructed exclusively for military purposes. Built by the Confederate army late in 1861 because of impassable roads, it supplied the soldiers in theirwinter camps at Centreville. Trains from Manassas Junction ran here until March 1862 when Confederate forces withdrew southward.

Nearby on 9 Dec. 1862, Privates Michael O'Brien and Dennis Corcoran of Maj. Chatham R. Wheat's "Louisiana Tigers" were court-martialed for mutiny, executed by a firing squad from their own company, and buried. In 1979 their remains were reinterred at St. John's Episcopal Church cemetery in Centreville.
HM NumberHM5M7
Marker NumberC-17
Year Placed1996
Placed ByThe Department of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 6:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 288329 N 4300242
Decimal Degrees38.82555000, -77.43833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 49.533', W 77° 26.3'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 49' 31.98" N, 77° 26' 18.00" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6314-6344 VA-28, Centreville VA 20121, US
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