Gainesville in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number C-33.)
Location. 38° 47.412′ N, 77° 38.049′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville VA 20155, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bull Run Battlefields (here, next to this marker); Campaign of Second Manassas (here, next to this marker); Second Battle of Manassas (a few steps from this marker); The Macrae School The Shirley Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); St. Paul's, Episcopal (approx. 1.4 miles away); Haymarket During the War (approx. 1˝ miles away); Haymarket During the Civil War (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
More about this marker. A marker with this same number but titled “Second Battle of Manassas,” discussed the rock fight. It was erected in the late 1920s or early 1930s 3½ miles east of Gainsville on what is now US 29. It read “Half a mile north, along a railway cut, Stonewall Jackson held position, August 29-30, 1862, repulsing all of Pope’s assaults. When ammunition gave out on a section of the Confederate line, the soldiers used stones as missiles. Late in the afternoon of August 30, when Longstreet attacked, Jackson swept southward, completing the victory.” Its current location is nowhere near the rock fight. —Ed.
Also see . . . Action at the Deep Cut. A first hand account by Colonel Robert M. Mayo, 47th Virginia Infantry Regiment. (Submitted on August 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,740 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.