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

Second Battle of Manassas

 
 
Second Battle of Manassas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
1. Second Battle of Manassas Marker
Inscription. On the Henry Hill, Pope’s rear guard, in the late afternoon of August 30, 1862, repulsed the attacks of Longstreet coming from the west. If the hill had been taken, Pope’s army would have been doomed; but the Unionists held it while the rest of their troops retreated across Bull Run on the way to Centreville.
 
Erected 1931 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number C-46.)
 
Location. 38° 48.519′ N, 77° 31.347′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Sudley Road (Virginia Route 234) north of Exit 47 (Interstate 66), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. It is at the entrance to the Manassas Campus of the Northern Virginia Community College. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6901 Sudley Road, Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Campaign of Second Manassas (here, next to this marker); Defeat and Disarray (approx. ¼ mile away); Final Struggle (approx. ¼ mile away); Short of Total Victory (approx. ¼ mile away); Point Blank Volley (approx. ¼ mile away);
The Pair of Transplanted Markers image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
2. The Pair of Transplanted Markers
Frank Head (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lieutenant William P. Mangum (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonel Thomas (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
More about this marker. This marker and its companion, the “Campaign of Second Manassas” marker, were originally erected on Lee Highway U.S. 29 (once also known as Warrenton Turnpike, U.S. 211) just east of the intersection with Sudley Road. The foot of Henry Hill is on the southeast corner of that intersection. The markers have been banished to a spot almost a mile south of its original location. These are the first set of markers you see as you exit the Interstate towards the Manassas National Battlefield Park.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Pope. Entry on Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia. (Submitted on October 12, 2006.) 

2. James Longstreet. Page on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on October 12, 2006.) 
 
Additional keywords.
Highly visible NVCC sign and markers image. Click for full size.
By Samuel Paik, September 9, 2017
3. Highly visible NVCC sign and markers
General John Pope, General James Longstreet
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,335 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on September 18, 2017, by Samuel Paik of Gainesville, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3. submitted on September 10, 2017, by Samuel Paik of Gainesville, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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