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Manassas, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Burning of Manassas

 
 
Burning of Manassas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 6, 2007
1. Burning of Manassas Marker
Inscription. Manassas Junction was twice destroyed by fire in the Civil War and badly damaged by fires in 1905 and 1911. The Confederates burned their base here in March 1862 to avoid seizure by the Federals and Stonewall Jackson destroyed the Federal base in August, 1862.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 44.988′ N, 77° 28.271′ W. Marker was in Manassas, Virginia. Marker was at the intersection of Prince William Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Prince William Street. Touch for map. Across the intersection from the Manassas Museum. Marker was in this post office area: Manassas VA 20110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Manassas 1905 - The Great Fire (here, next to this marker); Wartime Manassas (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Wartime Manassas (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Wartime Manassas (about 300 feet away); The Manassas Museum (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Wartime Manassas
Northeast Corner of Prince William Avenue and Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 2, 2007
2. Northeast Corner of Prince William Avenue and Main Street
(about 400 feet away); Defenses of Manassas (about 400 feet away); Site of Manassas Junction (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
More about this marker. A drawing dominates the marker, with the caption, “Contemporary Sketch – March 1862 – View is from Present Playground to South.” (The playground mentioned is behind the Manassas Museum, but a trees obscure a similar view from that point today.)

This marker was replaced in 2009 by a new marker titled, Manassas 1905 - The Great Fire.
 
Also see . . .  History of Manassas Fire Department. Proudly serving since 1892. Some information about the fire from 1905. Rather interesting discussion of equipment upgrades through the years. (Submitted on September 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,470 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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