Albemarle Barracks was a prisoner-of-war camp for British prisoners during the American Revolutionary War.
In January 1779, during the American Revolution, 4,000 British troops and German mercenaries (commonly known as “Hessians”) captured following the battle of Saratoga arrived in the area. Most prisoners lived in huts spread out over several hundred acres of the barracks camp.
Today, the original site of the barracks is located on private property north of Charlottesville.
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