Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Pringle House Hospital
A medical attendant, E.A. Craighill (later in charge of Lynchburg’s Confederate hospitals), was one of many who took care of the large number of wounded. Every available space in the house was used to tend to the soldiers. Later arrivals were forced to lie on the ground, where most spent a miserable night in the rain. Once fit for travel, wounded soldiers were sent to general hospitals elsewhere in the state. Others died of their wounds here, and some were buried on the property. It took a month to transfer all the patients and close the hospital.
William F. Lee and Richard Page were among the wounded soldiers treated here. Lee’s wife and Page’s father traveled to Manassas to care for them, but both eventually died of their wounds. Both were taken home to be buried.
When the Confederates evacuated Manassas in the spring of 1862, Federal forces occupied the house. One room was most likely used as a headquarters. The rest of the unoccupied space was quickly covered by Union graffiti. The Federal army left after a few weeks of occupation, leaving
(Sidebar): Benjamin Tasker Chinn constructed Ben Lomond in 1832 on a 1,500-acre plantation that primarily raised Merino sheep. The main house, slave quarters, dairy, and smokehouse are all original.
Erected 2011 by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 47.314′ N, 77° 30.331′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Sudley Manor Drive. Click for map. Marker is located on the grounds of Prince William County's Ben Lomond Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jackson’s Route (within shouting distance of this marker); Ben Lomond Farm (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Portici (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cavalry Clash (approx. 1.3 miles away); Confederate Headquarters (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dean Divers Church The Arrival of Jefferson Davis (approx. 1.6 miles away); Campaign of Second Manassas (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
More about this marker. On the left of the marker is a photo captioned Dr. E.A. Craighill Courtesy Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center, Prince William Library. In the center of the marker is a map of the area with blue dots indicating 1st Manassas-Related Civil War Trails Sites, Battles & Leaders of the Civil War (1887-1888). The sidebar on the right of the marker displays a photo captioned Ben Lomond, 1936, before subsequent owners removed the scored stucco and the portico - Courtesy Library of Congress.
Also see . . .
1. Ben Lomond Historic Site. Prince William County, Virginia (Submitted on June 11, 2011.)
2. Ben Lomond. National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form (.pdf) (Submitted on June 11, 2011.)
3. Ben Lomond Manor House. (Submitted on June 11, 2011.)
4. Ben Lomond Manor House. Prince William County Digital Library (Submitted on June 11, 2011.)
5. Edward A Craighill, MD. From Find A Grave.com (Submitted on June 11, 2011.)
1. Edward A. Craighill, M.D.
"Dr. Craighill entered the Confederate States Army at the outbreak
From Virginia and Virginians: History of Volume 2; by Robert Alonzo Brock, Virgil Anson Lewis, pg. 562
— Submitted June 11, 2011.
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