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

Defenses of Manassas

 
 
Defenses of Manassas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 2, 2007
1. Defenses of Manassas Marker
Inscription. In this vicinity stood a number of small earthworks erected by the Confederates in the summer of 1861 to protect the railroad and their army’s base here. The Confederates evacuated Manassas in March, 1862, destroying what militarily useful material they could not remove.
 
Erected by Manassas, Virginia.
 
Location. 38° 45.053′ N, 77° 28.297′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in the block between Church and Center Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wartime Manassas ( within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Wartime Manassas ( within shouting distance of this marker); Manassas 1906 ( within shouting distance of this marker); Opera House ( within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Wartime Manassas ( within shouting distance of this marker); Steam Locomotive Tire Fire Alarm – 1909 ( about 300 feet away, measured
Defenses of Manassas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 2, 2007
2. Defenses of Manassas Marker
in a direct line); Harry J. Parrish ( about 300 feet away); Site of Manassas Junction ( about 400 feet away); Manassas Presbyterian Church ( about 400 feet away); Manassas 1905 - The Great Fire ( about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
More about this marker. A map references “Confederate 1861 Fortifications in Relationship to Present Day Manassas.”
 
Also see . . .
1. Stereotype Photograph of Manassas Fort. This T.H. O'Sullivan photograph, formatted for use in stereo viewing devices popular in the late 1800s, shows Confederate earthwork fortifications standing next to the railroad. (Submitted on September 12, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Fortifications at Manassas Junction. Detailed analysis of some fortifications around Manassas based on photos and maps from the war. The subject photographs appear to be from those fortifications around the Tutor Hall Site. (Submitted on September 13, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Close Up View of the Map image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 2, 2007
3. Close Up View of the Map
Note the location of the present day train station near the siding area on the map. The Confederate Military Railroad runs between Mathis and Centreville Road (Route 28) in this area. The Fort Beauregard (with no remains existing) site is just South of the Manassas Shopping Center strip mall. The Mayfield fort (preserved in a park) is off to the east along Quarry Road. And several earthworks did stand in the vicinity of the Manassas Museum and the city park to the south of the railroad.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,326 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 12, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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