Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
When Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s forces began to arrive on July 20, Beauregard told him that he believed the main Federal attack would be at Mitchell’s Ford; all Confederate reinforcements were concentrated in this area. Beauregard also planned
July 17, 1861. The enemy has assailed my outposts in heavy force. I have fallen back on the line of Bull Run, and will make a stand at Mitchell’s Ford.” – Beauregard to Jefferson Davis.
Erected 2010 by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 47.416′ N, 77° 27.499′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Old Centreville Road (Route 616), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located at Yorkshire Elementary School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7610 Old Centreville Road, Manassas VA 20111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured Wilmer McLean after the Civil War (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wilmer McLean’s Yorkshire (approx. 0.6 miles away); McLean Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away); Blackburn’s Ford (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Blackburn’s Ford (approx. one mile away); Battle of Bull Run Bridge (approx. 1½ miles away); The Centreville Confederate Military Railroad (approx. 1½ miles away); Union Mills Historic Site (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
More about this marker. The lower left of the marker displays a map of the area of Mitchell's Ford depicting the Bull Run defensive line. The upper right of the marker contains two portraits captioned Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard Courtesy Library of Congress and Gen. M.L. Bonham Courtesy Museum of the Confederacy. The lower left of the marker has a sketch captioned Sherman's Batteries firing on Mitchell's and Blackburn's Fords Sketch by Alfred Waud, Pictoral Battles of the Civil War.
Also see . . . First Bull Run, Situation July 18, 1861. Map of Bull Run defensive line (Submitted on August 29, 2010.)
Topics. This marker is included in this topic list: War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2010. This page has been viewed 1,928 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2010. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.