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Near Centreville in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Union Retreat

Second Battle of Manassas - Day Three

 

— August 30, 1862 - 9 p.m. —

 
Union Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 5, 2020
1. Union Retreat Marker
Inscription.  Under cover of darkness, the defeated Union army withdrew toward Centreville, four miles to the east. The troops crossed Bull Run on a makeshift wooden span, constructed several months earlier by Union engineers using the remaining bridge abutments. After the last soldiers filed across the stream, the replacement bridge was destroyed by the Union rear guard.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is August 30, 1862.
 
Location. 38° 49.47′ N, 77° 30.19′ W. Marker is near Centreville, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from Lee Highway (U.S. 29) 0.1 miles west of Paddington Lane, on the right when traveling west. The marker is at the Stone Bridge trailhead area, at the intersection of Paddington Lane and Lee Highway (previously the Warrenton Turnpike, also 29). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16020 Lee Hwy, Centreville VA 20121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Strategic Crossing (here, next to this marker); Stone Bridge (about 300
Strategic Crossing and Union Retreat markers image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 5, 2020
2. Strategic Crossing and Union Retreat markers
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feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Stone Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fairfax County / Prince William County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Opening Shots (approx. 0.4 miles away); 4th South Carolina Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Opening Shots (approx. 0.4 miles away); Farm Ford (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centreville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 547 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Nov. 30, 2021