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

 
 
Second Bull Run Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, March 11, 2007
1. Second Bull Run Monument Marker
Inscription.  Like its companion monument on Henry Hill, this obelisk was constructed by Union soldiers at the close of the Civil War. It was dedicated during an elaborate ceremony held on June 10, 1865.
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1862.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 49.253′ N, 77° 33.241′ W. Marker was near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker could be reached from Featherbed Lane (continuation of Groveton Road), half a mile north of Lee Highway (formerly the Warrenton Turnpike) (U.S. 29). Marker is on the Deep Cut loop trail, a pleasant 0.3 mile hike west from the Deep Cut Battlefield parking lot in the Manassas National Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Groveton Monument (here, next to this marker); Groveton Memorial (here, next to this marker); 13th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry
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(within shouting distance of this marker); The Rock Fight (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Rock Fight (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fourth Brigade (about 300 feet away); Second Brigade (about 400 feet away); 15th Alabama Infantry (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
More about this monument. This marker was replaced by a new one named Groveton Monument (see nearby markers).
 
Regarding Second Bull Run Monument. This monument is also known as the Groveton Monument. It was dedicated on the same day as its twin, the Henry Hill Monument approx. 1.7 miles southwest.

The monument’s inscription reads, “In Memory of the Patriots Who Fell at Groveton. Aug 28th, 29th & 30th, 1862.”

Groveton was a small village on the Warrenton Turnpike. It no longer exists.
 
Also see . . .  The Monuments on the Battle-Field of Bull Run
Second Bull Run Monument and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, March 11, 2007
2. Second Bull Run Monument and Marker
. Article in The Illustrated London News July 15, 1865. (Submitted on March 11, 2007.) 
 
The Second Bull Run, or Groveton Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, March 11, 2007
3. The Second Bull Run, or Groveton Monument
Second Bull Run Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
4. Second Bull Run Monument
The area around the monument was recently cleared to restore a wartime appearance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 11, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,314 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 11, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4. submitted on April 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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