Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Grave of Our Dear Mother, Judith Henry
Our Mother through her long life, thirty five years of which were spent at this place, was greatly loved and esteemed for her kind, gentle and Christian spirit.
Location. 38° 48.892′ N, 77° 31.381′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Sudley Road (Virginia Route 234) 0.4 miles south of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Gravesite can be reached on foot from the Manassas National Battlefield Park’s Visitors 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. Colonel Cameron (here, next to this marker); Invaded Farmland (a few steps from this marker); Wade Hampton (a few steps from this marker); a different Invaded Farmland (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); Honoring the Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Honoring the Dead (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); The Marines of '61 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant Ramsey (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Georgia Markers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Artillery Duel (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
Regarding The Grave of Our Dear Mother, Judith Henry. Mrs. Judith Carter Henry, owner of the Henry House when the Battle of First Manassas (Bull Run) started, was the first civilian casualty of the Civil War. Bedridden and infirm, she refused to be moved from her house when the battle began. She was killed when Captain James Rickett's guns were turned on the house in an attempt to stop Confederate sharpshooters located in the house.
Her husband, Dr. Isaac Henry, had died five years
Also see . . . Some Events Connected with the Life of Judith Carter Henry. (Submitted on October 10, 2006.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Notable Events • War, US Civil •
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