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Annandale in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Action At Annandale

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July 24, 2010
1. Action At Annandale Marker
Inscription.  The roadbed for the unfinished Manassas Gap Railroad was located in this immediate area and crossed Indian Run creek in Poe Terrace Park. The stone bridge abutments are still visible. Financial problems caused work to stop on the railroad in 1857, but the roadbed provided a route that both the Federal and Confederate armies used during the Civil War. Where the roadbed crossed Little River Turnpike, approximately 200 Confederate cavalrymen overran a barricade defended by the 45th New York Volunteers on 2 December 1861. The skirmish ended when reinforcing troops from the 32nd New York Regiment joined the fight and the Confederates retreated west toward Centreville.
Erected 2010 by The Fairfax County History Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Manassas Gap Railroad, and the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is December 2, 1861.
Location. 38° 49.695′ N, 77° 11.14′ W.
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Marker is in Annandale, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Little River Turnpike (Virginia Route 236) and Hillbrook Drive, on the right when traveling east on Little River Turnpike. Marker is located at the George Mason Regional Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale VA 22003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cannon (approx. half a mile away); Little River Turnpike (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mason's Hill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Price’s Ordinary (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Mason’s Hill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Historic Green Spring (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mosby Attacks Annandale (approx. 1˝ miles away); Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annandale.
Also see . . .  Skirmish at Annandale, Va. Official Reports: No.1. Brig. Gen. Louis Blenker, U.S. Army No.2. Maj. Alonzo W. Adams, First New York Cavalry No.3. Brig. Gen. William B. Franklin, U.S. Army No.4. Brig. Gen. John Newton, U.S. Army (Submitted on July 24, 2010.) 
Action At Annandale Marker image. Click for full size.
July 24, 2010
2. Action At Annandale Marker
At the George Mason Regional Library.
Bridge abutment at Indian Run image. Click for full size.
January 15, 2011
3. Bridge abutment at Indian Run
About 150 yards southeast of marker in Poe Terrace Park.
Bridge abutment at Indian Run image. Click for full size.
January 15, 2011
4. Bridge abutment at Indian Run
Manassas Gap Railroad Independent Line stone bridge abutment built to carry tracks across Indian Run.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2010. This page has been viewed 2,657 times since then and 272 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2010.   3, 4. submitted on January 15, 2011. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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