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Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pope's Headquarters

 

—Second Battle of Manassas —

 
Pope's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 12, 2008
1. Pope's Headquarters Marker
Inscription.
August 29 & 30, 1862

Headquarters, Army of Virginia, USA

Pope's Headquarters

Headquarters, Army of Virginia, USA
1:00 p.m. August 29 to 6:00 p.m. August 30, 1862

"There were no tents, nothing to mark the spot except a cracker box or two for seats."
- Brig. Gen. John Gibbon
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 49.208′ N, 77° 31.6′ W. Marker was near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker was on Sudley Road (State Road 234) 0.3 miles north of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in the Manassas National Battlefield Park, along the Matthews Hill trail. 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. Visions of Victory (here, next to this marker); Battlefield of Bull Run or First Manassas (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stone House – Battlefield Landmark (about 500 feet away); First Battle of Manassas (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named First Battle of Manassas
Pope's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 12, 2008
2. Pope's Headquarters
(about 600 feet away); Henry House (about 600 feet away); James Robinson House (approx. ¼ mile away); Blocking the Union Advance (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
 
More about this marker. This marker was replaced by a new one named Visions of Victory (see nearby markers).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Pope's View of the Battle image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 12, 2008
3. Pope's View of the Battle
Looking to the north from Pope's Headquarters location. Pope would send forward portions of his command, attacking Confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's men positioned along an unfinished railroad bed. Pope had become rather fixated on Jackson, and disregarded the approach of General Longstreet's command from the west.
View to the South toward Henry and Bald Hill(s) image. Click for full size.
April 1, 2007
4. View to the South toward Henry and Bald Hill(s)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 973 times since then and 79 times this year. Last updated on . Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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