Near Gainesville in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Lee, Longstreet and Jackson Meeting
Erected by Haymarket Agricultural Club.
Location. 38° 48.246′ N, 77° 35.024′ W. Marker is near Gainesville, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is most safely accessed from the hiking trails of the Conway Robinson State Forest. No roadside parking available. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville VA 20155, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dunklin Monument (approx. half a mile away); The Battle Begins (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Battlefield In 1862 (approx. ¾ mile away); Stuart's Hill Walking Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away); Meadowville (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named The Battle Begins (approx. 1.1 miles away); Archeology at Brawner Farm (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jackson Opens Fire (approx. 1.2 miles away); 19th Indiana Infantry (approx. 1.2 miles away); A Stand Up Fight (approx. 1.2 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker spot is about 4/10 of a mile west of Stuart's Hill - the site of Lee's Headquarters during the battle of Second Manassas.
1. A History of the Marker
This marker was placed prior to 1917 approximately two miles east of Gainesville commemorating the site of General Lee’s meeting with his generals. The marker was originally on the south side of Lee Highway before the road was widened to four lanes. The widening of the highway left the marker isolated in the median strip. Following its dissociation from its original location as a result of an auto accident, the beveled or slant marker was relocated to its present position on the north side of Lee Highway in the Conway Robinson State Forest in 1985. It is now constructed of red sandstone with a fifteen-inch high base. The face of the marker holds a
— Submitted December 17, 2008.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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