Near Broad Run in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1995 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number C-50.)
Location. 38° 49.411′ N, 77° 42.653′ W. Marker is near Broad Run, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is at the intersection of John Marhsall Highway (Virginia Route 55) and Beverleys Mills Road, on the right when traveling west on John Marhsall Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Broad Run VA 20137, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Thoroughfare Gap (here, next to this marker); Campaign of Second Manassas Chapman's Mill (approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported missing); Free People Of Color At Thoroughfare (approx. 1.9 miles away); Antioch Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hopewell Gap (approx. 2.8 miles away); Buckland (approx. 3.6 miles away); Battle of Buckland Mills (approx. 3.6 miles away); Buckland Mills Battle (approx. 3.6 miles away); St. Paul's, Episcopal (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Broad Run.
More about this marker. This marker replaced an older marker with the same title and number. That marker read Five miles northwest is Thoroughfare Gap in the Bull Run Mountains. Through this gap J. E. Johnson and Jackson came, July 19, 1861, on their way to the First Battle of Manassas. Through it Lee sent Jackson, August 26, 1862, and followed with Longstreet to take part in the Second Battle of Manassas. The older marker was erected in Gainsville, on Route 55's intersection with Route 29, but was missing by 1985.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Thoroughfare Gap Markers
Also see . . . Harper's Weekly, November 29, 1862. Steel cut illustrations of Thoroughfare Cut and other contemporary Union Civil War scenes as well as articles on the progress of the war. (Submitted on October 10, 2006.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 4,348 times since then and 64 times this year. Last updated on October 13, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. Photos: 1. submitted on October 9, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. 2. submitted on October 31, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.