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

Action at Bristoe Station

Action at Bristoe Station Marker image. Click for full size.
January 6, 2008
1. Action at Bristoe Station Marker
Inscription.  On 26 August 1862 Maj. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s command, led by Col. Thomas T. Munford’s 2d Virginia Cavalry and Maj. Gen. Richard S. Ewell’s division, arrived here at sunset after marching 54 miles in two days around Maj. Gen. John Pope’s Union army. They surprised and captured Pope’s infantry pickets, derailed two northbound trains, destroyed the Broad Run bridge, and cut telegraph wires to sever the Union lines of supply and communication with Washington. Jackson then captured Pope’s supply depot at Manassas Junction (present-day Manassas). Left as a rear guard, Ewell held off Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker’s division near Kettle Run the next day, just before the Second Battle of Manassas on 28-30 August.
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number G-19.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 38° 43.855′ N, 77° 
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31.589′ W. Marker is near Bristow, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Residency Road, on the right. The marker is currently located at the VDOT Prince William Maintenance office. It will soon be relocated to its former position near the Broad Run River bridge on Route 28 south near Bristoe. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10228 Residency Road, Manassas VA 20110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Road to the Valley (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of Bristoe Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); "We are in hell and fire on all sides" (approx. 0.8 miles away); McIntosh's Battery (approx. 0.8 miles away); In the Footsteps of North Carolina (approx. 0.9 miles away); "I Expect We Had Better Charge" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battles at Bristoe Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); "We Have Never Blushed Before" (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristow.
Action at Bristoe Station Marker image. Click for full size.
January 20, 2008
2. Action at Bristoe Station Marker
This is only a temporary location of this marker. It was moved while the Route 28 Bridge at Broad Run was being widened.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,915 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2008. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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