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

Confederates Rally

 

—First Battle of Manassas —

 
Confederates Rally Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
1. Confederates Rally Marker
Inscription. This field was a scene of confusion. Shells were exploding all around. Hot, tired, shot-up during the retreat from Matthews Hill, Confederate units had fallen out of line and were milling about. They felt they'd lost the battle and maybe the war.

At that moment Generals Johnston and Beauregard arrived on the field to rally the scattered regiments, and the Confederate line began to re-form. Out of the woods behind you filed fresh reinforcements - Thomas J. Jackson's Virginia infantry. There at that line of cannon Jackson stood firm.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 48.997′ N, 77° 31.166′ W. Marker was near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of Sudley Road (U.S. 234) and Lee Highway (Route 29). Touch for map. The marker is one of the waysides along the Henry House Hill trail, which starts at the Manassas National Battlefield Park visitor center. Marker was in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Confederates Rally (a few steps from this marker); War-Time Henry Hill (about 400 feet away, measured in a
Confederates Rally Wayside image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
2. Confederates Rally Wayside
direct line); Various Sections of Virginia Artillery (about 600 feet away); Historic Farm Road Trace (about 600 feet away); Historic Road Trace (about 700 feet away); Robinson House (about 700 feet away); 7th Georgia Regiment (about 800 feet away); Like a Stonewall (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
More about this marker. On the left are portraits of Generals Beauregard and Johnston. On the right is a depiction of the Confederate troops rallying with Johnston, The sight of Gen. Joe Johnston - wounded three times in previous wars - gave the battered soldiers new courage. Learning that the 4th Alabama had lost most of its field officers, Johnston personally lead those troops forward, keeping the regimental flag at his side. The Robinson house and farm are pictured in the background.

This marker was replaced by a new also one named Confederates Rally (see nearby markers).
 
Also see . . .
1. Manassas Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Confederate Rally Point image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
3. Confederate Rally Point
Looking from the trail to the north. The Robinson House stood beyond the spruce trees in the distant center.
 

2. General Johnston's Report. Summarizing the performance of his command, Johnston wrote, "Every regiment and battery engaged performed its part well." (Submitted on June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Henry House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
4. The Henry House
Seen from the marker location. The ground to the south and east of the house became hotly contested when the Federals advanced into the reconstituted Confederate lines.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,290 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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