Nokesville in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Stony Lonesome Farm
—Childhood Home of General Richard S. Ewell —
Nearby is the site of Stony Lonesome, childhood home of one of the Confederacy's most distinguished generals. Richard S. Ewell left this farm in 1836 to enter West Point. Graduating in 1840, Lieutenant Ewell served with the 1st U.S. Dragoons on the western frontier and fought with distinction in the Mexican War. When the Civil War began, Ewell joined the Confederacy and was commissioned a Colonel. Slightly wounded in action at Fairfax Courthouse on June 1, 1861, Ewell won a promotion to Brigadier General before First Manassas. "Old Baldy," as he became known, commanded a division under Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley, Seven Days, and Second Manassas campaigns until severely wounded on August 28, 1862, necessitating amputation of his left leg. Prompoted to Lieutenant General after Jackson's death in May 1863, Ewell commanded the Army of Northern Virginia's II Corps at Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, the Wilderness and Spotsylvania. His capture at Sailor's Creek in April 1865 ended his military service. After the war, Ewell retired to his wife's Tennessee farm, dying there in 1872.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2009
1. Stony Lonesome Farm Marker
Erected 2009 by Prince William County Historical Commission.
Location. 38° 45.003′ N, 77° 38.87′ W. Marker is in Nokesville
, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is at the intersection of Vlint Hill Road (State Highway 215) and Burwell Road (County Route 604), on the right when traveling east on Vlint Hill Road. Touch for map. Located in front of the Greenwich Presbyterian Church. Marker is in this post office area: Nokesville VA 20181, United States of America.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2009
2. Markers in front of the Presbyterian Church
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Greenwich” (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Greenwich (a few steps from this marker); Vint Hill Farms Station (approx. 1.6 miles away); Grapewood Farm Engagement (approx. 2.2 miles away); Buckland Mills Battle (approx. 2½ miles away); Buckland (approx. 2.6 miles away); Battle of Buckland Mills (approx. 2.6 miles away); Second Battle of Manassas (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nokesville.
Also see . . . Richard Ewell. A short biography. (Submitted on July 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
3. Lieut. General Richard S. Ewell
General Ewell had been a division commander under General Thomas Jackson. After Jackson's death after the battle of Chancellorsville, Ewell was promoted to command a corps in the reorganized Army of Northern Virginia.
[From the Library of Congress Collection]
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,693 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on August 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.