Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Henry Hill Walking Tour
Retracing the Battle
—First Battle of Manassas —
Some of the bloodiest fighting occurred at Ricketts' artillery, twenty yards ahead.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 48.809′ N, 77° 31.294′ W. Marker was near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker could be reached from Sudley Road (State Road 234) half a mile south of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The trailhead for the Henry Hill Walking tour of the Manassas National Battlefield Park. Located just north of the park visitor center. An admission fee is charged for entrance to the park. Marker was 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 location. Henry Hill (here, next to this marker); Artillery Duel (within shouting distance of this marker); General Barnard Elliott Bee 7th Georgia Markers (about 300 feet away); Thomas Jonathan Jackson (about 300 feet away); Colonel Thomas (about 400 feet away); Brigadier General Francis Stebbings Bartow (about 400 feet away); Lieutenant William P. Mangum (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
More about this marker. On the upper right is a map of the trail with the caption, The loop trail is one mile long. At sites along the way exhibits and push-button recordings portray men and events that decided the battle's outcome. On the lower center is a photograph of Civil War soldiers with the explanation, Most of the recruits had never been shot at before. At several exhibits, recorded messages describe the nightmare in the soldiers' own words - quotations from survivors' letters and diaries.
This marker was replaced by a new one named Henry Hill (see nearby markers).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Virtual tour by markers of the Henry Hill Walking tour portion of the Manassas
Also see . . . Manassas Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on June 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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