Manassas, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Bull Run Bridge
—Second Manassas Campaign —
Meanwhile, about 6 a.m. on Aug. 27, Col. Gustav Waagner led the 2nd New York Heavy Artillery from nearby Bull Run to engage Jackson northeast of Liberia. Jackson quickly counterattacked and sent the New Yorkers retreating to Centreville. When Taylor’s command arrived about 8:30 as Waagner began withdrawing, Jackson’s men, entrenched here in a line between Liberia and Fort Mayfield, prepared to greet it with a “storm of lead.” The Federals advanced within 300 yards of Fort Beauregard, and Jackson rode forward waving a white handkerchief to suggest they surrender. When a Union bullet flew past Jackson’s head, he ordered his troops to open fire. Taylor fell mortally wounded, and his force retreated to the Orange and Alexandria Railroad and the Bull Run Bridge.
Erected by Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 46.11′ N, 77° 27.615′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Breeden Avenue and Portner Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Breeden Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20110, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Manassas 1825 (approx. ¼ mile away); Conner House (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Bull Run Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mayfield Civil War Fort (approx. one mile away); Manassas (approx. one mile away); Manassas 1892 (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Mayfield Civil War Fort (approx. 1.1 miles away); Manassas 1890 - 1900s (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
Regarding Battle of Bull Run Bridge. Liberia House
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. Liberia Plantation House. (Submitted on December 17, 2006.)
2. Liberia House: Survivor of the War. Two-part article by Eileen Murphy. (Submitted on December 17, 2006.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2006. This page has been viewed 5,242 times since then and 231 times this year. Last updated on November 3, 2008. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 17, 2006. 4. submitted on September 10, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on December 17, 2006. 6. submitted on March 31, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 7. submitted on November 3, 2008. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.