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South Riding in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Campaign of Second Manassas
 
Campaign of Second Manassas Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, February 16, 2006
1. Campaign of Second Manassas Marker
 
Inscription. Stonewall Jackson, sent by Lee to move around Pope's retreating army at Centreville and cut if off from Alexandria, reached this place, August 31, 1862. Here Jackson turned east towards Fairfax.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number B 11.)
 
Location. 38° 54.809′ N, 77° 28.768′ W. Marker is in South Riding, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on John Mosby Highway (U.S. 50) west of Pleasant Valley Road (the one in Loudoun County), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is near the border with Fairfax County. U.S. Route 50 is called Lee Jackson Memorial Highway in Fairfax County. Marker is in this post office area: Chantilly VA 20152, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sully Plantation (approx. 2.6 miles away); Colonel John Singleton Mosby (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Sully Farms (approx. 2.6 miles away); Salisbury Plain (approx. 3.5 miles away); Mitchell-Weeks House (approx. 3.6 miles away); Manassas Gap Railroad Independent Line (approx. 3.8 miles away); Mosby's Rock (approx. 4 miles away); Frying Pan Meeting House (approx. 4 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
 
Looking East Towards Fairfax County Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, February 16, 2006
2. Looking East Towards Fairfax County
The Pleasant Valley Road traffic signals can be seen in the distance.
 
There is a newer marker with this same number titled “Battle of Chantilly” (which see) on the Fairfax County Parkway in Fairfax County.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  2nd Bull Run Campaign, VA. (Submitted on February 16, 2006.)
 
Additional keywords. Civil War
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 16, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,621 times since then. Last updated on September 3, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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