Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
First Battle of Manassas
—July 21, 1861 12:30 p.m. —
After stabilizing the Confederate position, Johnston established his headquarters at Portico, home of the Frank Lewis family, one-half mile to the southeast. There he coordinated a steady stream of reinforcements to the front. Second-in-command Beauregard remained on Henry Hill to manage the battle.
The sight of General Johnston - wounded three times in previous wars - gave the battered soldiers new courage. Learning the 4th Alabama had lost most of its field officers, Johnston personally led those troops forward, keeping the regimental flag at his side. The Robinson farm is pictured in the background.
Erected by Manassas National Battlefield Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 38° 49.001′ N, 77° 31.176′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from 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. War-Time Henry Hill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Various Sections of Virginia Artillery (about 600 feet away); Historic Farm Road Trace (about 700 feet away); Historic Road Trace (about 700 feet away); Robinson House (about 700 feet away); Like a Stonewall (about 800 feet away); 7th Georgia Regiment (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brigadier General Francis Stebbings Bartow (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
Also see . . .
1. Manassas National Battlefield Park. National Park Service (Submitted on February 21, 2017.)
2. Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location also titled “Confederates Rally” (Submitted on February 21, 2017.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2017, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 18, 2017, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2017, by Samuel Paik of Gainesville, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.