Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Brigadier General Francis Stebbings Bartow
Mortally wounded on this spot,
July 21, 1861
Commanded 7th, 8th, 9th & 11th Georgia &
1st Kentucky Regiments
The first Confederate officer
to give his life on the field.
Erected 1936 by the Georgia Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy and the WPA—Works Progress Administration.
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
Location. 38° 48.863′ N, 77° 31.243′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Sudley Road (Virginia Route 234) 0.6 miles south of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The monument on the Henry House Hill trail, which starts at the Manassas National Battlefield Park visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bartow Monument (here, next to this marker); Thomas Jonathan Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); General Barnard Elliott Bee Henry Hill (about 400 feet away); Washington (Louisiana) Artillery Battalion (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
Also see . . .
1. Francis S. Bartow. Encouraging his men, Bartow announced, "General Beauregard expects us to hold this position and Georgians, I expect you to hold it." Shortly afterward he was hit by a bullet. His last words to the men were "They have killed me, but, boys, never give up." (Submitted on June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Memorial to General Bartow in Savannah. (Submitted on June 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,912 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 6, 2010. 2. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on October 8, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 4. submitted on November 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 5. submitted on October 8, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 6. submitted on July 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 7. submitted on November 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.