Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Matthew Farm
Manassas National Battleﬁeld Park
The Matthew house stood behind the Federal lines and provided shelter to the wounded. Two notable officers of the 2nd Rhode Island, Colonel John Slocum and Major Sullivan Ballou, both mortally wounded, were initially brought to the home before being transferred to the hospital at Sudley Church. The house survived the war but burned around 1901.
Photographer George Barnard captured this image of the Matthew House in March 1862f from approximately where you now stand. For local residents, the fighting here ushered in a thirteen month ordeal of contending armies, two major battles, and prolonged military occupation.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 38° 49.544′ N, 77° 31.793′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Sudley Road (U.S. 234) 0.7 miles Touch for map. Located along the Matthews Hill walking trail. 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. 4th Alabama Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Rhode Island Infantry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Infantry Battalion (about 500 feet away); The Fight for Matthews Hill (about 600 feet away); 2nd New Hampshire Infantry (about 600 feet away); 8th Georgia Infantry (about 600 feet away); George T. Stovall (about 600 feet away); 71st New York State Militia (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
Also see . . . Manassas National Battleﬁeld Park. National Park Service (Submitted on February 20, 2017.)
Categories. • Military • War, US Civil •
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 125 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 19, 2017, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.