Northern Virginia and Fairfax County is an area with a rich and interesting history. Our area was home to several Civil War sites like Captain John Quincy Marr Monument(Fairfax City – opening conflict of the war with first soldier killed), Fort Marcy (McLean – fort built to protect the Chain Bridge), Mount Gilead House (Centreville – headquarters for some 40,000 confederate troops) and Freedom Hill.
Freedom Hill is located in Tysons Corner off Old Courthouse Road in the Freedom Hill Park. It was a fortified gunpit made of earth and wood and part of the original Defenses of Washington. It was a standard army design with a gun platform and surrounding earth walls lined with timber. It was built early in 1865 in response to Confederate activity in the area and to protect a signal tower at nearby Peach Grove Stockade. Per historic records it saw no significant activity during the Civil War.
A few years ago I actually sold a property in the Fredericksburg area that contained an earthen gunpit on the property. The revolutionary war gunpit was protected and the new owners were very excited about becoming the current stewards of a piece of history!
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Freedom Hill is near the communities of Amberwood, Battery Park, Brentwood Court and Tysons Green.