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

Flight from Matthews Hill

First Battle of Manassas, July 21, 1861, 11:30 a.m.

 
 
Flight from Matthews Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Samuel Paik, September 9, 2017
1. Flight from Matthews Hill Marker
Inscription. The First Battle of Manassas started on Matthews Hill — the prominent rise one-half mile ahead of you. Thousands of Federals were swiftly advancing in this direction. Confederate Capt. John Imboden rushed four cannon into position near here to try and slow the Federal attack. The artillerists fired at top speed, knowing it would take massive reinforcements to stop the Yankees.

Confederate resistance on Matthews Hill collapsed after ninety minutes of combat. Through smoke and dust, the fugitives fled past the Stone HOuse and across the Warrenton Turnpike (U.S. Rte. 29 today). The retreating Rebels scrambled up the slopes of the Henry and Robinson farms in search of a place to rally. Imboden's gunners fired a few parting shots and then galloped to the rear.
 
Erected by Manassas National Battlefield Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 38° 48.976′ N, 77° 31.402′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Sudley Road (State Road 234) half a mile south of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is one of the waysides along the Henry House Hill trail, which starts at
Flight from Matthews Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Samuel Paik, September 9, 2017
2. Flight from Matthews Hill Marker
the Manassas National Battlefield Park visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Marines of '61 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel Cameron (about 500 feet away); The Grave of Our Dear Mother, Judith Henry (about 500 feet away); Invaded Farmland (was about 500 feet away but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named Invaded Farmland (about 600 feet away); Honoring the Dead (about 600 feet away); Wade Hampton (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Honoring the Dead (was about 600 feet away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
More about this marker. Painting by Mark Churms, '17
 
Also see . . .
1. Manassas National Battlefield Park. National Park Service (Submitted on September 11, 2017.) 

2. Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location titled “Attack From Matthews Hill” (Submitted on September 11, 2017.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Stone House seen from the location of Flight From Matthews Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Samuel Paik, September 9, 2017
3. The Stone House seen from the location of Flight From Matthews Hill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2017, by Samuel Paik of Gainesville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2017, by Samuel Paik of Gainesville, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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