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Near Warrenton in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Second Manassas Campaign

Manassas Junction Operations

 
 
Second Manassas Campaign Manassas Junction Operations Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
1. Second Manassas Campaign Manassas Junction Operations Marker
Inscription. Eight miles southeast, at Bristoe (then Bristoe Station), Maj. Gen. Ambrose P. Hill's division of Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's corps destroyed the Orange & Alexandria Railroad bridges over Kettle Run and Broad Run on 27 Aug. 1862. The evening before, Jackson had captured Bristoe Station, derailed three trains bound for Manassas Junction, and then, in a rare night attack, seized the huge Federal supply depot at the junction. When Union Maj. Gen. John Pope's army approached from Warrenton the next day, Hill delayed it, burned the bridges, and then marched north with Jackson to the old First Manassas battleground.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number C-54.)
 
Location. 38° 45.971′ N, 77° 43.038′ W. Marker is near Warrenton, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Highway / Alexandria Turnpike (U.S. 15/29) and Broad Run Church Road (County Route 600), on the right when traveling east on Lee Highway / Alexandria Turnpike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5143 Broad Run Church Road, Warrenton VA 20187, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buckland Mills Battle (approx. 2.5
Second Manassas Campaign Manassas Junction Operations Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
2. Second Manassas Campaign Manassas Junction Operations Marker
miles away); Buckland (approx. 2.5 miles away); Grapewood Farm Engagement (approx. 2.8 miles away); Battle of Buckland Mills (approx. 3 miles away); McClellan’s Farewell (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fredericksburg Campaign (approx. 3.3 miles away); Colonial Road (approx. 3.3 miles away); Buckland Races (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warrenton.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced a late 1920s marker with the same title and number which read “Eight miles southeast, near Bristoe, Stonewall Jackson destroyed a railroad bridge over this stream as he moved to the rear of Pope’s army, August 26, 1862. Reaching Manassas, Pope’s supply depot, he destroyed vast quantities or stores.” The old marker was marked missing in Margaret Peters’ 1985 Guidebook to Virginia’s Historical Makers.
 
Also see . . .
1. Animated Overview of the Second Manassas Campaign. An excellent visual guide through the campaign leading up to the battle of
Bristoe Station image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
3. Bristoe Station
To the south is the town of Bristoe, the location of the old Bristoe Station. Jackson's troops wrecked trains here prior to destroying nearby bridges and moving towards Manassas Junction.
Second Masassas. The action described on the marker is part of the early phases of this campaign. (Submitted on January 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Timeline of the Second Manassas Campaign. The events described on the marker occurred around 26-27 August 1862. (Submitted on January 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Broad Run Baptist Church. Short history of the nearby church. (Submitted on January 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Broad Run Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
4. The Broad Run Baptist Church
Near the marker is the Broad Run Baptist Church. The church dates to the 18th century, but the original was burned during the Civil War.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,289 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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