Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Thomas Jonathan Jackson
First Battle of Manassas July 21, 1861.
There Stands Jackson Like a Stonewall
The State of Virginia
Under Act of 1938
George C. Peery
James H. Price
John W. Rust
Henry T. Wickham
Aubrey G. Weaver
Erected 1940 by The State of Virginia.
Location. 38° 48.837′ N, 77° 31.239′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Sudley Road (Virginia Route 234) 0.6 miles south of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker on the Henry House Hill trail, which starts at the Manassas National Battlefield Park visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Barnard Elliott Bee (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General Francis Stebbings Bartow (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Hill (about 300 Colonel Thomas (about 300 feet away); Lieutenant William P. Mangum (about 400 feet away); Artillery Duel (about 400 feet away); Washington (Louisiana) Artillery Battalion (about 400 feet away); Like a Stonewall (about 500 feet away); 7th Georgia Markers (about 500 feet away); Turning the Tide (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
More about this marker. Monument stands in the approximate position General Jackson was holding at First Manassas. It was commissioned by the Virginia Conservation Commission when ownership of the site was transfered from Battlefield Confederate Park and Sons of Confederate Veterans to the United States.
Regarding Thomas Jonathan Jackson. It was General Bee who gave General Jackson his nickname “Stonewall Jackson.” General Bee's marker, nearby, tells the story.
Also see . . .
1. Stonewall Jackson. Biography and portraits of the General. (Submitted on September 23, 2006.)
2. There Stands Jackson. Excerpt from Lost Victories: The Military Genius of Stonewall Jackson, by Bevin Alexander. (Submitted on September 23, 2006.)
3. List of Stonewall Jackson books. Currently available titles on Amazon.com (Submitted on September 23, 2006.)
4. Body by Balco?. Blog entry with several details concerning the monument... and some tongue in cheek humor. (Submitted on June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • War, US Civil •
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