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The Plains in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Campaign of Second Manassas

 
 
Campaign of Second Manassas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 23, 2007
1. Campaign of Second Manassas Marker
Inscription. Here Jackson, on his march around Pope to Bristoe Station, turned to the Southeast, August 26, 1862.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number F-9.)
 
Location. 38° 51.795′ N, 77° 46.31′ W. Marker is in The Plains, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is on Loudoun Avenue (County Route 626) north of John Marshall Highway (Virginia Route 55), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: The Plains VA 20198, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Plains (approx. 0.2 miles away); Number 18 School (approx. 3.2 miles away); Thoroughfare Gap (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Campaign of Second Manassas (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Thoroughfare Gap (approx. 4.3 miles away); Chapman's Mill (was approx. 4.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve (approx. 4.4 miles away); McClellan Relieved From Command (approx. 4.5 miles away).
 
Regarding Campaign of Second Manassas. Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson led his
Location of Marker on Loudoun Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 23, 2007
2. Location of Marker on Loudoun Avenue
Corps from Salem (present day Marshall), north to Rectorville, then turned towards The Plains. At this location, he turned again and marched his command through Thoroughfare Gap. From there he would march down the railroad lines from Bristoe Station to Manassas Junction. This march placed him behind Union Gen. John Pope’s Army of Virginia, and precipitated the Second Battle of Manassas.
 
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.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,247 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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