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Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Robinson House

First Battle of Manassas

 
 
Robinson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
1. Robinson House Marker
Inscription.  The home of James Robinson—a freed slave—stood here at the time of the battle. That morning hundreds of Confederates streamed through the yard as they retreated from the Union attach. Surprisingly, the property suffered little damage in the first battle, but Union troops sacked the house and fields during Second Manassas. For these damages Congress awarded Robinson $1,249 by Private Act of March 3, 1873.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWar, US Civil.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 38° 49.131′ N, 77° 31.156′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Lee Highway (formerly Warrenton Turnpike) (Virginia Route 29) east of Sudley Road (Virginia Road 234). It is on the right as you travel east on Lee Highway, but there is no parking and the gate is barred to autos. The marker is one of the waysides along the Henry House Hill trail, which starts at the Manassas National Battlefield Park visitor center.
Robinson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
2. Robinson House Marker
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 location. A different marker also named Robinson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Outnumbered (within shouting distance of this marker); Outnumbered: The Stand in Robinson Lane (within shouting distance of this marker); War-Time Henry Hill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederates Rally (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Robinson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Confederates Rally (approx. 0.2 miles away); 7th Georgia Regiment (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
More about this marker. There are no wide shoulders (and no parking) on Lee Highway here. The safest but longest approach by foot is northeast from the Manassas National Battlefield Park’s Visitors Center. You can also park at the Stone House at Lee Highway and Sudley Road and cross Lee Highway where you see the four state roadside markers, then proceed southeast diagonally across the field.

This marker was replaced by a new one also named Robinson House (see nearby markers).
 
Robinson House Wayside image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
3. Robinson House Wayside
Robinson House Foundation image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
4. Robinson House Foundation
Robinson House Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
5. Robinson House Ruins
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,914 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on February 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos:   1. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on March 18, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on March 18, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   5. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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