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

First Battle of Manassas

 
 
First Battle of Manassas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
1. First Battle of Manassas Marker
Inscription. On the Matthews Hill, just to the north, the Confederates repulsed the attack of the Unionists, coming from the north, in the forenoon of July 21, 1861. The Union forces, reinforced, drove the Confederates to the Henry Hill, just to the south. There the latter reformed under cover of Stonewall Jackson. In the afternoon, McDowell vainly attempted to rally his retreating troops on the Matthews Hill after they had been driven down the Henry Hill.
 
Erected 1931 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number C-44.)
 
Location. 38° 49.157′ N, 77° 31.487′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Touch for map. Marker is with two other markers on the eastern edge of the Stone House parking lot, near the intersection of Lee Highway (29) and Sudley Rd. (234). 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. A different marker also named First Battle of Manassas (here, next to this marker); Henry House (here, next to this marker); Stone House – Battlefield Landmark (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battlefield of Bull Run or First Manassas
First Battle of Manassas Marker's previous location image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
2. First Battle of Manassas Marker's previous location
(about 600 feet away); Visions of Victory (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
More about this marker. The marker was previously just east of the Manassas National Battlefield Park’s Stone House parking lot, on the right as you traveled east on US Route 29.
 
Additional keywords. General Thomas J. Jackson, General Irvin McDowell
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
First Battle of Manassas Marker's previous location. image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
3. First Battle of Manassas Marker's previous location.
This and other markers as they previously appeared near the base of Henry Hill.
New location of the First Battle of Manassas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 4, 2015
4. New location of the First Battle of Manassas Marker
This marker, together with First Battle of Manassas (C34) and Henry House (G15), have been moved to the edge of the Stone House parking lot.
Henry House Hill Seen from the Stone House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2007
5. Henry House Hill Seen from the Stone House
In the morning phase of the battle, Federals drove the Confederate forces back beyond the Henry House at the crest of Henry House Hill in the distance. In the afternoon, the Federal forces fell back across what is now Highway 29 as retreat turned into rout.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,465 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   4. submitted on September 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5. submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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