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Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Action at Bristoe Station

 
 
Action at Bristoe Station Marker image. Click for full size.
January 6, 2008
1. Action at Bristoe Station Marker
Inscription. On 26 August 1862 Maj. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s command, led by Col. Thomas T. Munford’s 2d Virginia Cavalry and Maj. Gen. Richard S. Ewell’s division, arrived here at sunset after marching 54 miles in two days around Maj. Gen. John Pope’s Union army. They surprised and captured Pope’s infantry pickets, derailed two northbound trains, destroyed the Broad Run bridge, and cut telegraph wires to sever the Union lines of supply and communication with Washington. Jackson then captured Pope’s supply depot at Manassas Junction (present-day Manassas). Left as a rear guard, Ewell held off Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker’s division near Kettle Run the next day, just before the Second Battle of Manassas on 28-30 August.
 
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number G-19.)
 
Location. 38° 43.855′ N, 77° 31.589′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Residency Road, on the right. Touch for map. The marker is currently located at the VDOT Prince William Maintenance office. It will soon be relocated to its former position near the Broad Run River bridge on Route 28 south near Bristoe. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10228 Residency Road, Manassas VA 20110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Action at Bristoe Station Marker image. Click for full size.
January 20, 2008
2. Action at Bristoe Station Marker
This is only a temporary location of this marker. It was moved while the Route 28 Bridge at Broad Run was being widened.
At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Road to the Valley (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of Bristoe Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bristoe Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park (approx. one mile away); Confederate Cemeteries (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Bristoe Station (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Bristoe Station (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Bristoe Station (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,464 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2008. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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