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Near Orange in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Campaign of Second Manassas

 
 
Campaign of Second Manassas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 5, 2008
1. Campaign of Second Manassas Marker
Inscription. Two miles north, near Pisgah Church, Jackson, Ewell and A.P. Hill camped, August 15-20, 1862
 
Erected 1935 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number JJ 6.)
 
Location. 38° 15.439′ N, 78° 0.71′ W. Marker is near Orange, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Constitution Highway (Virginia Route 20) and Clifton Road (County Route 628), on the right when traveling west on Constitution Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orange VA 22960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elder John Leland (within shouting distance of this marker); Bloomsbury (approx. 2.3 miles away); Lee's Headquarters (approx. 3.6 miles away); Campaign of 1781 (approx. 4.7 miles away); Town of Orange (approx. 5.4 miles away); Orange Train Station (approx. 5.4 miles away); General Zachary Taylor (approx. 5.5 miles away); Montpelier and Madison's Tomb (approx. 5.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Orange.
 
Also see . . .  Animated Overview of the Second Manassas Campaign. An excellent visual guide through the campaign leading up to the battle of Second
Campaign of Second Manassas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 5, 2008
2. Campaign of Second Manassas Marker
Masassas. (Submitted on January 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Pisgah Church
The place name Pisgah Church should refer to Mt. Pisgah Church to the north of Orange and to the west of Rapidan, and thus much more than "two miles north" of the marker. With the encampment of three full Confederate divisions, plus additional attached forces, the forces were spread across the fields and farms on the south side of the Rapidan River.
    — Submitted January 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Camp Site image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
3. Camp Site
This rather tranquil valley to the east of Jerdone Mountain (in the background) and south of Clark Mountain was used on several occasions by Confederate forces.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 960 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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