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Baileys Crossroads in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bailey’s Crossroads Civil War Engagements

 
 
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By Craig Swain, March 1, 2008
1. Bailey's Crossroads Civil War Engagements Marker
Inscription. After the First Battle of Manassas, Confederate troops led by Col. J.E.B. Stuart occupied nearby Munson's and Mason's Hills from late July until they abandoned their position about 29 Sept. 1861. Confederate troops fought skirmishers of the Union 2d and 3d Michigan Infantry around Bailey's Crossroads for several days starting 28 Aug. 1861. The Federals and Confederates suffered a small number of casualties. Union forces in Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac occupied the Bailey's Crossroads after the Confederates retired to the Centreville area.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number T 48.)
 
Location. 38° 51.185′ N, 77° 8.075′ W. Marker is in Baileys Crossroads, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Leesburg Pike (State Highway 7) and Washington Drive, on the right when traveling east on Leesburg Pike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5885 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church VA 22041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln Reviews Troops at Bailey’s Crossroads (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bailey’s Crossroads (approx.
Bailey's Crossroads Civil War Engagements Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 1, 2008
2. Bailey's Crossroads Civil War Engagements Marker
0.3 miles away); Moses Ball Grant (approx. 0.6 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone SW 7 (approx. 0.6 miles away); J.E.B. Stuart at Munson’s Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carlin Community Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Southwest No. 6 Boundary Marker (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Ball-Carlin Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of the Peach Orchard. A discussion of the skirmishing that occurred around Munson's and Mason's Hill. (Submitted on March 2, 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 March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,481 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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