Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Stand in Robinsonís Lane
óFirst Battle of Manassas ó
Location. 38° 49.158′ N, 77° 31.179′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lee Highway (U.S. 29) and Sudley Road (Virginia Route 234), on the right when traveling west. 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. It is on the right as you travel east on Lee Highway, but there is no parking and the gate is barred to autos. Lee Highway was formerly known as the Warrenton Turnpike. 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. Robinson House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Robinson House (about 700 feet away); Confederates Rally First Battle of Manassas (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named First Battle of Manassas (approx. 0.3 miles away); Henry House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Attack From Matthews Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Various Sections of Virginia Artillery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
More about this marker. On the lower left is a portrait of Col. Wade Hampton, with the caption South Carolina planter Wade Hampton organized this famous legion. His 600 infantry arrived by train from Richmond only hours before the battle. On the right is a depiction of the Confederate soldiers fighting in the fences. It carries the caption, You are standing at the historic farm lane and fence line. On this battlefield there was no time to build earthworks. Soldiers used every wrinkle of terrain for protection—firing prone from the road cut, or behind field stones and fence rails.
Regarding Outnumbered. There are no wide shoulders (and no parking) on Lee Highway here. The safest but longest approach
Also see . . . Wade Hampton: Confederate Warrior, Conservative Statesman. 2004 book by Walter Brian Cisco on Amazon.com, with the “search inside” feature. (Submitted on March 19, 2007.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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