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The Manassas Battlefield In Virginia Balances A Tumultuous History With A Beautiful Landscape

In Prince William County, Virginia, about 30 miles west of Washington DC, is the site of the Manassas Battlefield. During the summers of 1861 and 1862, enormous Civil War battles took place here, commanded by famed Southerners Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.

Interpretive signs are strategically placed, but the audio guided tour and other walking tour material is very helpful. On occasion, park rangers will give informative talks. Visit this National Park to learn about the past and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings at the same time.

Photographer David Cooper travels across the country to explore the beautiful and unique spots along the way. His adventures have carried him to Tent Rocks and Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, the unusual Tinkertown Museum along the Turquoise Trail, a Viking Castle at Lake Tahoe, and Bryce Canyon In Utah.