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

Groveton Monument

 
 
Groveton Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, October 24, 2015
1. Groveton 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 honors the Federal dead of the Second Battle of Manassas. The monument was dedicated on June 11, 1865. Souvenir hunters later stripped the monument of the field artillery shells that originally adorned it.
 
Erected by Manassas National Battlefield Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 11, 1865.
 
Location. 38° 49.254′ N, 77° 33.241′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Featherbed Lane, half a mile north of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the left when traveling north. Marker is located along the Deep Cut Loop Trail, directly in front of the Groveton Monument. The Deep Cut Loop Trail is located at Stop 7 of the Manassas National Battlefield Park Driving Tour. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville VA 20155, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Groveton Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, October 24, 2015
2. Groveton Monument Marker
The Historic Groveton Monument is located behind the marker. The text on the Groveton Monument reads: "In Memory of the Patriots who fell at Groveton. August 28th, 29th & 30th, 1862"
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of this marker. Second Bull Run Monument (here, next to this marker); 13th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .
1. Manassas National Battlefield Park. National Park Service (Submitted on November 23, 2015.) 

2. Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location titled “Second Bull Run Monument” (Submitted on November 23, 2015.) 
 
<i>Monument on Battlefield of Groveton</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1865
3. Monument on Battlefield of Groveton
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, and is indicated to have been taken between 1862-1865, although 1865 seems much more likely given the dedication date of the monument. This is the same photo as on the marker; cropped approximately 20 percent to match the cropping on the marker photo.
<i>Dedication of Monument on Battlefield of Groveton</i> image. Click for full size.
June 11, 1865
4. Dedication of Monument on Battlefield of Groveton
Photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on November 23, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 6, 2022