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

Campaign of Second Manassas

 
 
Campaign of Second Manassas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2007
1. Campaign of Second Manassas Marker
Inscription.  On 25 Aug. 1862, Maj. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson with half of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia began a wide flanking march around Union Maj. Gen. John Pope’s Army of Virginia on the Rappahannock River near Warrenton. Jackson first marched west toward the Shenandoah Valley, then turned back east to strike Pope’s railroad supply and communication lines. On the afternoon of 26 Aug., Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart joined Jackson near Gainesville to protect his right flank. Jackson next captured Bristoe Station on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, and then Manassas Junction, in a prelude to the Second Battle of Manassas.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number C-28.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 47.411′ N, 77° 38.053′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville VA 20155, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this
Four State Markers Along Lee Highway image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2007
2. Four State Markers Along Lee Highway
marker, measured as the crow flies. Bull Run Battlefields (here, next to this marker); Second Battle of Manassas (here, next to this marker); Rock Fight (here, next to this marker); The Macrae School (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Shirley Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); In This Area Are Buried (approx. 1.4 miles away); St. Paul's, Episcopal (approx. 1.4 miles away); In Memory of the Union Soldiers (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
More about this marker. A marker, erected in the late 1920s or early 1930s with this same title and number, was located at Gainesville close to the junction with SR 55. It read “Stonewall Jackson, moving southward on his march around Pope, was here joined by Stuart with his cavalry, August 26, 1862. From Gainesville, Jackson moved on to Bristoe Station.” —Ed.
 
Also see . . .  Official Reports and Historical Essays on the Campaign and Battle. (Submitted on August 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2007. This page has been viewed 1,378 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on August 25, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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