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Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Bartow Monument

Manassas National Battlefield Park

 
 
The Bartow Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, February 11, 2017
1. The Bartow Monument Marker
Inscription. Colonel Francis S. Bartow was killed near here while leading the 7th Georgia Infantry in a counterattack. An ardent defender of slavery and states' rights, the Georgia politician was placed in command of a brigade of state troops shortly before the battle. His death at First Manassas rendered him on of the South's earliest military martyrs.

Six weeks after the battle, the men of Bartow's brigade commemorated their fallen leader, dedicating a stone shaft on the spot where he fell. The monument, possibly the first erected on any Civil War battlefield, disappeared the following spring. The current marker dates to 1936.

Artwork courtesy of the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University Library.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 38° 48.864′ N, 77° 31.248′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Sudley Road (U.S. 234) half a mile south of Lee Highway (Route 29), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6511 Sudley Road, Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brigadier General Francis Stebbings Bartow
The Bartow Monument Marker and Monument image. Click for full size.
By Samuel Paik, September 9, 2017
2. The Bartow Monument Marker and Monument
Facing north towards the Henry House.
(here, next to this marker); Thomas Jonathan Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); General Barnard Elliott Bee (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Hill (about 400 feet away); Artillery Duel (about 400 feet away); Washington (Louisiana) Artillery Battalion (about 500 feet away); Like a Stonewall (about 500 feet away); 7th Georgia Markers (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .  Manassas National Battlefield Park. National Park Service (Submitted on February 21, 2017.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Civil
 
Original Bartow Monument image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, February 11, 2017
3. Original Bartow Monument
Located behind the tree next to "The General Bartow" Marker.
Current General Bartow Monument image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, February 11, 2017
4. Current General Bartow Monument
For more information, see nearby marker "Brigadier General Francis Stebbins Bartow" on HMdb.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2017, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 128 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on February 18, 2017, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   2. submitted on September 10, 2017, by Samuel Paik of Gainesville, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on February 18, 2017, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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