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Near Seven Corners in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

J.E.B. Stuart at Munson’s Hill

 
 
J.E.B. Stuart at Munson's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, January 27, 2007
1. J.E.B. Stuart at Munson's Hill Marker
Inscription. Following the First Battle of Manassas on 21 July 1861, Col. James Ewell Brown Stuart, commander of the 1st Virginia Cavalry, moved his troopers to Fairfax Court House and then here to Munson’s Hill, the Confederate position closest to the city of Washington. From his camp Stuart watched Union observers ascend in balloons to study him. Stuart built “Quaker cannons” of logs and marched his men before large campfires to confound the Federals. On 24 September, while still encamped here, he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general.
 
Erected 1992 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number T-39.)
 
Location. 38° 51.54′ N, 77° 8.688′ W. Marker is near Seven Corners, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Leesburg Pike (Virginia Route 7) 0.1 miles west of Lakeside View Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Falls Church VA 22044, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln Reviews Troops at Bailey’s Crossroads (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bailey’s Crossroads Civil War Engagements (approx. 0.7 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone SW 7
Wider view of the J.E.B. Stuart at Munson's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, January 27, 2007
2. Wider view of the J.E.B. Stuart at Munson's Hill Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Moses Ball Grant (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bailey’s Crossroads (approx. 0.9 miles away); Southwest No. 8 Boundary Marker (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Buffalo (approx. one mile away); Carlin Community Hall (approx. one mile away).
 
Also see . . .  Bailey’s Cross Roads. (Submitted on July 19, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 2,328 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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