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Falls Church in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Lincoln Reviews Troops at Bailey’s Crossroads

Lincoln Reviews Troops Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 18, 2006
1. Lincoln Reviews Troops Marker
Inscription. After the Union defeat on 21 July 1861 at the First Battle of Manassas, Lincoln appointed Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan as commander of the demoralized army. A superb organizer, McClellan rebuilt the army and on 20 November 1861 staged a formal military review here, between Munson's Hill and Bailey's Crossroads. Lincoln and his entire cabinet attended. Occupying nearly 200 acres, some 50,000 troops, "including seven divisions—seven regiments of cavalry, ninety regiments of infantry, [and] twenty batteries of artillery," took part in the review, at that time the largest ever held in America.
Erected 1992 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number T-40.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Defenses of Washington marker series.
Location. 38° 51.254′ N, 77° 8.162′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Leesburg Pike (Virginia Route 7) and Charles Street, on the right when traveling west on Leesburg Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Falls Church VA 22041, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bailey’s Crossroads Civil War Engagements
Marker is Next to the Bus Stop Shelter image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 18, 2006
2. Marker is Next to the Bus Stop Shelter
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bailey’s Crossroads (approx. 0.3 miles away); J.E.B. Stuart at Munson’s Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone SW 7 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Moses Ball Grant (approx. 0.6 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Abraham Lincoln Reviews Troops. This page has a reproduction of a Harper's Weekly engraving of Lincoln Reviewing the Troops. (Submitted on March 18, 2006.) 

2. Nov 20, 1861:Thousands Attend Grand Review at Baileys Crossroads. (Submitted on November 20, 2011, by Steven Berkowitz of Annnandale, Virginia.)
Categories. War, US Civil
Marker Location Looking East image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 1, 2008
3. Marker Location Looking East
Nearby marker T-48 can be seen at the bus stop on the opposite side of the road, just past the next intersection.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,851 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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