Near Broad Run in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Campaign of Second Manassas
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number FA-1.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 38° 49.411′ N, 77° 42.653′ W. Marker is near Broad Run, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is at the intersection of John Marshall Highway (Virginia Route 55) and Beverleys Mill Road, on the right when traveling west on John Marshall Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Broad Run VA 20137, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thoroughfare Gap (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Thoroughfare Gap (here, next to this marker); Chapman's Mill (approx. ¼ mile away); Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve (approx. ¼ mile away); Heflin's Store Free People Of Color At Thoroughfare (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Thoroughfare Colored / North Fork School (approx. 2 miles away); Water Fowl And Their Habitat (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Broad Run.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
1. One Soldier’s Story
Transcription of text on interpretative sign on photo No. 3
W.H. Andrews of the Georgia Regulars described the fighting that took place at this spot on August 28, 1862:
“The [ridge] ... was covered with trees and bushes so that you could not see any distance ahead ... When within 50 fee of the [quarry] ... the air was so full of lead, I dropped on my hands and knees and crawled ... until I reached the ditch. I then poked my gun over the loose dirt and fired.
“I was near enough to the federal line to have touched bayonets with the man in front of me ... [The Federals were positioned along the far] edge of the ditch in a solid line of battle,
Taken from “The Battle of Thoroughfare Gap,” an article in Civil War magazine by Noel Harrison.
— Submitted December 2, 2008.
Additional keywords. General James Longstreet, General Robert E. Lee, Thoroughfare Gap, General James Ricketts
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 2,089 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on October 13, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. Photos: 1. submitted on October 5, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. 2. submitted on October 31, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3, 4. submitted on December 1, 2008. 5. submitted on September 19, 2017, by Samuel Paik of Gainesville, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.