Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
—First Battle of Manassas —
At that moment Generals Johnston and Beauregard arrived on the field to rally the scattered regiments, and the Confederate line began to re-form. Out of the woods behind you filed fresh reinforcements - Thomas J. Jackson's Virginia infantry. There at that line of cannon Jackson stood firm.
Location. 38° 48.997′ N, 77° 31.166′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Sudley Road (Virginia Route 234) and Lee Highway (U.S. 29). Click for map. The marker is one of the waysides along 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Various Sections of Virginia Artillery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Farm Road Trace (about 600 feet away); Robinson House (about 700 feet Like a Stonewall (about 800 feet away); Washington (Louisiana) Artillery Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brigadier General Francis Stebbings Bartow (approx. 0.2 miles away); Outnumbered (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Jonathan Jackson (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
More about this marker. On the left are portraits of Generals Beauregard and Johnston. On the right is a depiction of the Confederate troops rallying with Johnston, The sight of Gen. Joe Johnston - wounded three times in previous wars - gave the battered soldiers new courage. Learning that the 4th Alabama had lost most of its field officers, Johnston personally lead those troops forward, keeping the regimental flag at his side. The Robinson house and farm are pictured in the background.
Also see . . .
1. Manassas Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. General Johnston's Report. Summarizing the performance of his command, Johnston wrote, "Every regiment (Submitted on June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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