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

Stuart's Hill

A Springboard for Invasion

 
 
Stuart's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Samuel Paik, September 15, 2017
1. Stuart's Hill Marker
Inscription. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee arrived on this hill late on the morning of August 29, 1862, to lead his reunited army in the Second Battle of Manassas. By the campaign's conclusion, he emerged victorious and seized the opportunity to lead his men on their first invasion into the North. An exhibit kiosk on the crest of Stuart's Hill highlights Confederate activity here. To begin your tour of the Second Manassas Battlefield, drive one-half mile north to the Brawner Farm, the scene of the opening action on the battle on Agust 28, 1862.

Manassas National Battlefield Park preserves nearly 5,000 acres of historic land. History and nature converge here to create an absorbing visitor experience. In addition to historic structures, archeological sites, and cultural landscapes, the park provides habitat for a wide variety of plants, birds, and other wildlife. Please enjoy your visit and help us protect the park for future generations.

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View of the Brawner Farm from the crest of Stuart's Hill. The hill today is more wooded than it was at the time of the battle.
 
Erected by Manassas National Battlefield Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 38° 48.314′ N, 77° 
Stuart's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Samuel Paik, September 15, 2017
2. Stuart's Hill Marker
Part of the Park's headquarters can be seen on the right.
34.244′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Pageland Lane south of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at the end of the driveway up to Manassas National Battlefield Park's Administrative Headquarters, Stuart's Hill Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12521 Lee Highway, Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle Begins (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battlefield In 1862 (within shouting distance of this marker); Stuart's Hill Walking Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dunklin Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Meadowville (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle Begins (approx. 0.6 miles away); Archeology at Brawner Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Stand Up Fight (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
More about this marker. The right panel is generic information on Manassas National Battlefield Park, repeated at other locations.
 
Also see . . .  Manassas National Battlefield Park. National Park Service (Submitted on September 19, 2017.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Exhibit kiosk on crest of Stuart's Hill image. Click for full size.
By Samuel Paik, September 15, 2017
3. Exhibit kiosk on crest of Stuart's Hill
Kiosk explains some significant Confederate activities on Stuart's Hill during the Second Battle of Manassas.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2017, by Samuel Paik of Gainesville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 18, 2017, by Samuel Paik of Gainesville, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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