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

Second Battle of Manassas

 
 
Second Battle of Manassas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2007
1. Second Battle of Manassas Marker
Inscription. The center of Lee’s army rested here on August 30, 1862; Jackson was to the north of this road, Longstreet to the south. Late in the afternoon, after Jackson had repulsed Pope’s assaults, Longstreet moved eastward, driving the Union forces facing him toward Henry Hill. Jackson advanced southward at the same time
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number 27 C.)
 
Location. 38° 47.305′ N, 77° 38.356′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville VA 20155, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Campaign of Second Manassas (here, next to this marker); Bull Run Battlefields (here, next to this marker); Rock Fight (here, next to this marker); The Macrae School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Battle of Buckland Mills (approx. 1.5 miles away); St. Paul's, Episcopal (approx. 1.5 miles away); Haymarket During the War (approx. 1.7 miles away); Haymarket During the Civil War (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gainesville.
 
More about this marker.
Four State Markers Along Lee Highway image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2007
2. Four State Markers Along Lee Highway
Also listed as number C-27. This marker was once located 2 miles east of Gainsville. It was relocated here during road reconstruction and is now miles away from the location it discusses. —Ed.
 
Also see . . .  A Tour Guide to the Battle from the Center of Military History. (Submitted on August 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Longstreet's Advance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 2, 2007
3. Longstreet's Advance
In the later phases of the battle, Longstreet's command advanced from along Chinn Ridge. Confederate units in Hood's and Kemper's Divisions would overwhelm Porter's Federal V Corps here.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,590 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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