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Centreville in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Battle of Manassas

 
 
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By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
1. First Battle of Manassas Marker
Inscription. McDowell gathered his forces here, July 18, 1861, to attack Beauregard, who lay west of Bull Run. From here a part of the Union army moved north to cross Bull Run and turn the Confederate left wing, July 21, 1861. This movement brought on the battle.
 
Erected 1928 by the Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number C-20.)
 
Location. 38° 50.275′ N, 77° 26.485′ W. Marker is in Centreville, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Machen Road and Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling south on Machen Road. Click for map. This and three other markers are on the Centreville Public Library grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14200 Saint Germain Drive, Centreville VA 20120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second Battle of Manassas (here, next to this marker); Campaign of Second Manassas (here, next to this marker); Confederate Defenses (here, next to this marker); Old Stone Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Archaeology at Newgate Tavern (approx. 0.7 miles away); Convicts and Slaves
First Battle of Manassas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
2. First Battle of Manassas Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Newgate Tavern (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battery Ridge (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Centreville.
 
More about this marker. This marker was originally erected on Route 211 in Centreville. Route 211 became Route 29/211, and finally just plain Route 29. It was moved to the Centreville Public Library grounds when Route 29 was widened in the 1990s.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. First Manassas Markers outside Manassas
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of 1st Manassas. Page on civilwarhome.com (Submitted on June 25, 2006.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,937 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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