Near Warrenton in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Second Manassas Campaign
Manassas Junction Operations
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. 2½ miles Buckland (approx. 2½ 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 Second (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 •
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 2,339 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.