Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Arrival of Jeﬀerson Davis
First Battle of Manassas
—July 21, 1861 6 p.m. —
Determined to tour the battleground, Davis and his retinue set off for Henry Hill. As they descended here into the valley of Hokums Branch, the group encountered a crowd of soldiers congregated around the stream, including "Stonewall" Jackson, who was receiving treatment for a broken finger from Dr. Hunter McGuire.
The physician recalled that Jackson "stood up at once, he took off his cap and saluted the president and said: "We have whipped them; they ran like dogs. Give me 10,000 men and I shall take Washington City tomorrow!" Despite Jackson's bold proclamation, the Confederates lacked the organization to pursue the defeated Union Army.
West Point Museum Art Collection, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
Erected by Manassas Nationa Battlefield Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 38° 48.642′ N, 77° 30.61′ W. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is located at the Portici, Stop 11 on the Manassas National Battlefield Park Driving Tour. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6511 Sudley Rd, Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cavalry Clash (approx. 0.3 miles away); Portici (approx. 0.3 miles away); Turning the Tide (approx. half a mile away); 7th Georgia Regiment (approx. half a mile away); Historic Road Trace (approx. half a mile away); Washington (Louisiana) Artillery Battalion (approx. half a mile away); Like a Stonewall (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
More about this marker. Marker can be accessed by taking the connector trail north of the Portici Parking lot. The marker is located about 0.6 miles up the trail - which connects to the Stone Bridge.
Also see . . . Manassas National Battleﬁeld Park. National Park Service (Submitted on February 20, 2017.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2017, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 137 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 19, 2017, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.