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

First Battle of Manassas

 
 
First Battle of Manassas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
1. First Battle of Manassas Marker
Inscription.  Henry Hill lies just to the south. Here the Confederates repulsed the repeated attacks of the Union army under McDowell. July 21, 1861. Here Jackson won the name “Stonewall” and from here began McDowell’s retreat that ended at Washington.
 
Erected 1961 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number C-34.)
 
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 July 21, 1861.
 
Location. 38° 49.157′ N, 77° 31.487′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is with two other markers on the eastern edge of the Stone House parking lot, near the intersection of Lee Highway (29) and Sudley Rd. (234). 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 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry House (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named First Battle of Manassas (here, next to this marker); Stone House
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Stone House: Witness to War (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battlefield of Bull Run or First Manassas (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
More about this marker. The marker was previously just east of the Manassas National Battlefield Park’s Stone House parking lot, on the right as you travel east on US Route 29.
 
Also see . . .  Irvin McDowell (1818–1885). (Submitted on October 10, 2006.)
 
Additional keywords. General Irvin McDowell, General Thomas J. Jackson
 
First Battle of Manassas Marker's previous location image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
2. First Battle of Manassas Marker's previous location
First Battle of Manassas Marker's previous location. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
3. First Battle of Manassas Marker's previous location.
This and other markers as they previously appeared near the base of Henry Hill.
New location of the First Battle of Manassas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 4, 2015
4. New location of the First Battle of Manassas Marker
This marker, together with First Battle of Manassas (C44) and Henry House (G15), have been moved to the edge of the Stone House parking lot.
Federal Line of Advance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 6, 2007
5. Federal Line of Advance
Looking past the Stone House to Henry House and the surrounding Hill (and the present day Visitor's Center beyond).
Confederate Batteries image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 3, 2007
6. Confederate Batteries
Jackson's line was supported by Confederate artillery massed to the south of Henry House Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,752 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   4. submitted on September 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   5, 6. submitted on August 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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