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Near Manassas in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Union Retreat

Second Battle of Manassas - Day Three

 

—August 30, 1862 - 9 p.m. —

 
Union Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 4, 2015
1. Union Retreat Marker
Inscription. Under cover of darkness, the defeated Union army withdrew toward Centreville, four miles to the east. The troops crossed Bull Run on a makeshift wooden span, constructed several months earlier by Union engineers using the remaining bridge abutments. After the last soldiers filed across the stream, the replacement bridge was destroyed by the Union rear guard.
 
Location. 38° 49.47′ N, 77° 30.19′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Click for map. The marker is at the Stone Bridge trailhead area, at the intersection of Paddington Lane and Lee Highway (previously the Warrenton Turnpike, also 29). Marker is in this post office area: Centreville VA 20121, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Strategic Crossing (here, next to this marker); Stone Bridge (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); a different marker also named The Stone Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fairfax County / Prince William County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Opening Shots (approx. 0.4 miles away); 4th South Carolina Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Farm Ford (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Van Pelt House (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Union Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 4, 2015
2. Union Retreat Marker
The Stone Bridge can be seen in the distance to the west.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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