“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)


Second Battle of Bull Run


— August 30, 1862 —

Groveton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2006
1. Groveton Marker
Inscription.  Confederates under Generals Lee, Jackson and Longstreet defeated Federals under General Pope. General Longstreet dined at Old Dogan House. Fierce fight of R.R. cut half mile northwest.
Erected 1928.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Battlefield Markers Association series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 38° 48.801′ N, 77° 32.85′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Lee Highway (U.S. 29) east of Groveton Road, on the right when traveling west. It is at the parking lot for Groveton Confederate Cemetery in the Manassas National Battlefield Park. You must show your $3 per person park pass if requested, and you can buy your pass at a honor-system post-mounted box at the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Groveton Confederate Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Manassas National Battlefield Park (within shouting distance of
Groveton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2006
2. Groveton Marker
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this marker); Federal Artillery Position (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brooklyn Fourteenth (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Groveton Confederate Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Fighting in Twilight (about 400 feet away); Twilight Clash (about 400 feet away); Lucinda Dogan House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
More about this marker. The town of Groveton no longer exists. It was located at this intersection. The never-completed Independent Line of the Manassas Gap Railroad was to run through Groveton.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Groveton, August 28, 1862. (Submitted on February 24, 2007.)
2. The Battle of Second Manassas: A Guided Tour. From the Center for Military History, the official U.S. Army publication. (Submitted on August 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
The Dogan House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 1, 2007
3. The Dogan House
The only standing structure from the former town of Groveton, the Dogan house stands just north of Route 29 in the battlefield park.
Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 29, 2006
4. Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2007. This page has been viewed 2,426 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on August 26, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 24, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on August 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on December 9, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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May. 20, 2022