A Guide to the Benjamin F. Cooling Manuscript Papers on "Historical Highlights of Bull Run Park", 1965-1978 Benjamin F. Cooling Manuscript Papers on "Historical Highlights of Bull Run Park" MSS 08-03

A Guide to the Benjamin F. Cooling Manuscript Papers on "Historical Highlights of Bull Run Park", 1965-1978

A Collection in The Fairfax County Public Library

Record Group Number MSS 08-03


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Repository
Fairfax County Public Library
Record Group Number
MSS 08-03
Title
The Benjamin F. Cooling Manuscript Papers on "Historical Highlights of Bull Run Park", 1965-1978
Extent
.5 linear feet
Creator
Cooling III, Benjamin F. (1938-)
Language
English
Abstract
The Benjamin F. Cooling III Manuscript Papers on Historical Highlights of Bull Run Park consists of .5 linear feet, spans the years 1965-1978, and consists of research material, manuscript drafts, maps, illustrations, and correspondence. Subjects covered are Fairfax County’s Native American and European roots, Fairfax County’s agrarian economy in the early National Period, Civil War activity in the area that is now Bull Run Regional Park, and the development of the town of Clifton.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None

Use Restrictions

Consult repository for information

Preferred Citation

Virginia Room, Fairfax County Public Library. Benjamin F. Cooling Manuscript Papers on Historical Highlights of Bull Run Park. Box 1, Folder #.

Acquisition Information

Unknown

Processing Information

Carol Abrams, 2015
EAD generated by Ross Landis, 2016


Historical and Biographical Information

In 1978, the Fairfax County Office of Comprehensive Planning printed the Historical Highlights of Bull Run Park, written by Benjamin F. Cooling III. The book was a cooperative effort by regional and county offices to publish a history of the Bull Run-Occoquan Regional Park area.

Dr. Benjamin Franklin Cooling III is an historian and author of books on the U.S. Civil War. He served as Chief Historian and Research Director with the Department of Energy and as a historian with the Army, Air Force, and National Park Service, and elsewhere. He has taught at numerous universities and is currently a Professor of History at the National Defense University in Washington DC. Cooling has written or edited over 16 books on the Civil War and modern warfare and has written several hundred articles, essays and reviews on aspects of military, naval and other history. His books include The Day Lincoln Was Almost Shot: The Fort Stevens Story (2013), Counter-Thrust: From the Peninsula to the Antietam (Great Campaigns of the Civil War) (2008), USS Olympia: Herald of Empire (2000), Fort Donnelson’s Legacy (1997), Jubal Early’s Raid on Washington (1995), Symbol, Sword and Shield (1991), Forts Henry and Donnelson (1988), and other books. He co-authored, with Walton H. Owen II, Mr. Lincoln’s Forts: The Civil War Forts of Washington, DC (2009).

Related Material

HLF Bull Run Power Company; HLF Parks - Northern Virginia Region - Bull Run Region

Separated Material

None


Index Terms

  • Agrarian Economy in the Early National Period
  • Bull Run Regional Park
  • Centreville Military Railroad
  • Civil War
  • Clifton, Virginia
  • History of Bull Run Regional Park
  • Reconstruction
  • The First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas)
  • The Second Battle of Bull Run (Manassas)
  • Urbanization

Container List

Box 1
Folder 1
Cooling, Benjamin F. - Historical Highlights of Bull Run Regional Park (Preliminary Outline), 1969
Box 1
Folder 2
Cooling, Benjamin F. - Historical Highlights of Bull Run Regional Park (First Draft), 1969
Box 1
Folder 3
Cooling, Benjamin F. - Historical Highlights of Bull Run Regional Park (2nd Revised Draft), 1970
Box 1
Folder 4
Bull Run Park Study. Research Materials, Pre-Colonial Era, Undated
Box 1
Folder 5
Bull Run Park Study. Research Materials, Federal Era, Undated
Box 1
Folder 6
Bull Run Park Study. Research Materials, National Era, Undated
Box 1
Folder 7
Bull Run Park Study. Research Materials, Civil War Era, Undated
Box 1
Folder 8
Bull Run Park Study. Research Materials, 20th Century, 1971, 1978
Box 1
Folder 9
Bull Run Park Study. Research Materials, 20th Century Maps, Undated
Box 1
Folder 10
Bull Run Park Study. Research Materials, Bull Run Power Plant, 1969, 1971
Box 1
Folder 11
Bull Run Park Study. Research Materials, General, Undated
Box 1
Folder 12
Bull Run Park Study. Graphics, Illustrations, etc., 1971
Box 1
Folder 13
Bull Run Park Study. Correspondence, 1965-1969
Box 1
Folder 14
Bull Run Park Study. Correspondence, 1970-1971
Box 1
Folder 15
Cooling, Benjamin F. - Historical Highlights of Bull Run Regional Park , 1978
Box 1
Folder 16
Bull Run Study. Second Battle of Manassas, 1975-1978