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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. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 49.131′ N, 77° 31.156′ W. Marker was near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker could 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 was 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 location. A different marker also named Robinson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Outnumbered (within shouting distance of this marker); 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); Attack From Matthews Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Like a Stonewall (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.

This marker was replaced by a new one also named Robinson Hosue (see nearby markers).
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, US Civil
 
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 1,676 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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