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Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Robinson House
— First Battle of Manassas —
 
Robinson House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
1. Robinson House Marker
 
Inscription. The home of James Robinson—a freed slave—stood here at the time of the battle. That morning hundreds of Confederates streamed through the yard as they retreated from the Union attach. Surprisingly, the property suffered little damage in the first battle, but Union troops sacked the house and fields during Second Manassas. For these damages Congress awarded Robinson $1,249 by Private Act of March 3, 1873.
 
Location. 38° 49.131′ N, 77° 31.156′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Lee Highway (formerly Warrenton Turnpike) (Virginia Route 29) east of Sudley Road (Virginia Road 234). Click for map. It is on the right as you travel east on Lee Highway, but there is no parking and the gate is barred to autos. The marker is one of the waysides along the Henry House Hill trail, which starts at the Manassas National Battlefield Park visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Outnumbered (within shouting distance of this marker); First Battle of Manassas (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named First Battle of Manassas (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Robinson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederates Rally (approx. 0.2 miles away); Various Sections of Virginia Artillery (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Farm Road Trace (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
 
Robinson House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
2. Robinson House Marker
 

 
More about this marker. There are no wide shoulders (and no parking) on Lee Highway here. The safest but longest approach by foot is northeast from the Manassas National Battlefield Park’s Visitors Center. You can also park at the Stone House at Lee Highway and Sudley Road and cross Lee Highway where you see the four state roadside markers, then proceed southeast diagonally across the field.
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service Archeology Program: The Robinson House. (Submitted on March 19, 2007.)
 
Robinson House Wayside Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
3. Robinson House Wayside
 
 
Robinson House Foundation Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
4. Robinson House Foundation
 
 
Robinson House Ruins Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
5. Robinson House Ruins
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,460 times since then. Last updated on February 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos:   1. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on March 18, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on March 18, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   5. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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