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Manassas Park, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Signal Hill Monument

 
 
Signal Hill Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
November 17, 2006
1. Signal Hill Monument Marker
Inscription. 8:45 A.M. July 21st 1861 Battle of First Manassas (Bull Run). From this hilltop Capt. E.P. Alexander, CSA, sent America’s first battlefield telecommunication: Look out for your left, you are turned. This short message to Col. Evans warning him of Brig. Gen. McDowell’s flank march helped turn an impending defeat into a crucial victory, thereby securing for the signal corps a permanent place in the ranks of modern armies.

In memory of America’s Confederate signal veterans; the first to raise in battle “the bonnie white flag that bears the crimson square.”
 
Erected by Signal Corps Association (1860-1865).
 
Location. 38° 45.188′ N, 77° 26.298′ W. Marker is in Manassas Park, Virginia. Marker is on Signal View Drive. Click for map. Monument is located on the east side of Signal Hill Drive across the street from Signal Hill Park. There is a small parking area at the monument. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Signal Hill (here, next to this marker); Mayfield Civil War Fort (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named
Opposite side of Signal Hill Monument image. Click for full size.
November 17, 2006
2. Opposite side of Signal Hill Monument
Mayfield Civil War Fort (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Mayfield Civil War Fort (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Mayfield Civil War Fort (approx. 0.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Signal Corps Association. (Submitted on September 19, 2007.)
 
Categories. CommunicationsWar, US Civil
 
Signal Hill Monument image. Click for full size.
December 3, 2006
3. Signal Hill Monument
Side View with Signal Corps Association (1860-1865) inscription and Branch Insignia.
Signal Hill Monument image. Click for full size.
December 3, 2006
4. Signal Hill Monument
Side View with Signal Corps Regimental Association, U.S. Army inscription and Regimental Insignia.
View of Signal Hill and Monument from Signal Hill Park image. Click for full size.
March 18, 2006
5. View of Signal Hill and Monument from Signal Hill Park
 
 
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