Sunrise at the Old Stone House, Manassas National Battlefield, Virginia
Lumix DMC-G3, 20mm f1.7 lens, iso 400 f6.3, 1/125 sec
Closeup of Window, Old Stone House, Manassas National Battlefield, Virginia
Lumix DMC-G3, 20mm f1.7 lens, iso 400 f6.3, 1/320 sec
There were two major battles here, approximately one year apart (1861-1862). They are referred to as First and Second Manassas by the South, or First and Second Bull Run by the North, who preferred to call battles by the names of nearby rivers.
The Old Stone House was a battlefield hospital in both battles, and sustained significant damage in the war. There are inscriptions in some of the walls, written by wounded soldiers.
Even though I have visited this site many times, on this visit I discovered something new - a cannonball embedded in the exterior brick wall.
Cannonball placed in exterior wall of the Old Stone House
Lumix DMC-G3, 20mm f1.7 lens, iso 160 f1.7, 1/2500 sec
Apparently, when the house was rebuilt at some point after the war, perhaps after 1912, the cannonball was placed in the wall where it actually sustained a hit during the battle.