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Bailey's Crossroads in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bailey’s Crossroads Civil War Engagements

 
 
Bailey's Crossroads Civil War Engagements Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 1, 2008
1. Bailey's Crossroads Civil War Engagements Marker
Inscription.  After the First Battle of Manassas, Confederate troops led by Col. J.E.B. Stuart occupied nearby Munson's and Mason's Hills from late July until they abandoned their position about 29 Sept. 1861. Confederate troops fought skirmishers of the Union 2d and 3d Michigan Infantry around Bailey's Crossroads for several days starting 28 Aug. 1861. The Federals and Confederates suffered a small number of casualties. Union forces in Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac occupied the Bailey's Crossroads after the Confederates retired to the Centreville area.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number T-48.)
 
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 date for this entry is September 29, 1861.
 
Location. 38° 51.185′ N, 77° 8.075′ W. Marker is in Bailey's Crossroads, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Leesburg Pike (State Highway 7) and Washington Drive, on
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the right when traveling east on Leesburg Pike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5885 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church VA 22041, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln Reviews Troops at Bailey's Cross Roads (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bailey’s Crossroads (approx. ¼ mile away); Moses Ball Grant (approx. 0.6 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southwest 7 (approx. 0.7 miles away); J.E.B. Stuart at Munson’s Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carlin Community Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southwest 6 (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Ball-Carlin Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of the Peach Orchard. A discussion of the skirmishing that occurred around Munson's and Mason's Hill. (Submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Bailey's Crossroads Civil War Engagements Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 1, 2008
2. Bailey's Crossroads Civil War Engagements Marker
Bailey’s Crossroads Civil War Engagements Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2020
3. Bailey’s Crossroads Civil War Engagements Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,561 times since then and 144 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 11, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.

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May. 29, 2024