Orange, Alexandria & Manassas Railroad Co. Pass, 1869

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Orange, Alexandria & Manassas Railroad Co. Pass, 1869
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Reconstruction era pass for this railroad that was very important during the Civil War. Pass issued in 1869 to Hotchkiss, traveling agent for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. Signed by H.W. Vadengrift, chief engineer and general superintendent. Toning to front and back of pass. The Orange & Alexandria ran from Alexandria to Gordonsville, with another section from Charlottesville to Lynchburg. Chartered in 1848, it was an important line during the Civil War as it was the only rail link between the capitals at Washington, D.C., and Richmond. An 1861 Union Army attempt to gain control of Manassas Junction led to the First Battle of Bull Run. Confederate Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson attacked it in the Battle of Manassas Station Operations to draw the Union into the 1862 Second Battle of Bull Run. The 1863 Battle of Brandy Station and Second Battle of Rappahannock Station were also fought near the railroad line. It was in bad shape after the Civil War. In 1867, it merged with the Manassas Gap Railroad to become the Orange, Alexandria and Manassas Railroad. (Potter Collection) Date: Location: Alexandria, Virginia HWAC# 60309