Centreville in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1999 by the Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number C-21.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1862.
Location. 38° 50.275′ N, 77° 26.485′ W. Marker is in Centreville, Virginia, in Fairfax Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14200 St Germain Dr, Centreville VA 20120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Campaign of Second Manassas (here, next to this marker); Second Battle of Manassas (here, next to this marker); First Battle of Manassas (a few steps from this marker); Mystery Of The Centreville Six (approx. half a mile away); Old Stone Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centreville.
More about this marker. This marker replaces a circa 19201930 marker with the same number that was originally erected on Route 211 in Centreville. Route 211 became Route 29/211, and finally just plain Route 29. The original marker's text was different. It read:
Here Joseph E. Early built fortifications in the winter of 186162 while the Confederate army was camped at Centreville. These strong works led McClellan in the spring of 1862 to attack Richmond from the York-James peninsula instead of from the north.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,176 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 3. submitted on February 24, 2008. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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