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

Stone House: Witness to War

Manassas National Battlefield Park

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
 
Stone House: Witness to War Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 5, 2020
1. Stone House: Witness to War Marker
Inscription.  
The historic Stone House, constructed prior to 1850, stands as one of the most recognizable landmarks of the Manassas Battlefields. Early owners established a tavern here, serving weary travelers along the Warrenton Turnpike (U.S. Route 29 today). By 1860, however, wagon traffic had declined, as farmers transported their agricultural products to market via the rapidly expanding railroads at nearby Manassas Junction.

During the First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) in July 1861, the Stone House stood near the center of combat and soon became an obvious oasis for the wounded. Swelling quickly to capacity, the house sheltered many soldiers, one of whom reported, "the rattle of musket balls against the walls of the building was almost incessant."

At the Second Battle of Manassas in August 1862, Union General John Pope made his headquarters on adjacent Buck Hill. Again, the house filled with injured soldiers, two of whom carved their names in an upstairs room. Following the battle, Federal surgeons, operating under a flag of truce, tended to the wounded here while the victorious Confederates used the house as a parole station
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Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesScience & MedicineWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1861.
 
Location. 38° 49.139′ N, 77° 31.554′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 29) just east of Sudley Road (Virginia Route 234), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12521 Lee Hwy, Manassas VA 20109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stone House (within shouting distance of this marker); Battlefield of Bull Run or First Manassas (within shouting distance of this marker); First Battle of Manassas (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry House (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named First Battle of Manassas (about 300 feet away); Visions of Victory (about 500 feet away); Pope's Headquarters (about 500 feet away); James Robinson House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced the linked marker.
 
Stone House: Witness to War Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 5, 2020
2. Stone House: Witness to War Marker
The Stone House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen
3. The Stone House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on August 26, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.

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