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

Colonel Thomas

 
 
Colonel Thomas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
1. Colonel Thomas Marker
Inscription. of Johnston's staff was killed here July 21, 1861.

Battle of First Manassas
(Bull Run)

 
Location. 38° 48.782′ N, 77° 31.225′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Sudley Road (State Road 234) 0.7 miles south of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lieutenant William P. Mangum ( within shouting distance of this marker); General Barnard Elliott Bee ( within shouting distance of this marker); Point Blank Volley ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Jonathan Jackson ( about 300 feet away); Turning the Tide ( about 300 feet away); Henry Hill ( about 400 feet away); Brigadier General Francis Stebbings Bartow ( about 500 feet away); The Bartow Monument ( about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .  General Johnston's Report. Colonel F. J. Thomas was General Johnston's Ordnance officer.
Colonel Thomas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
2. Colonel Thomas Marker
When writing his report, Johnson discussed Thomas' death, Colonel Smith's cheerful courage had a fine influence, not only upon the spirit of his own men, but upon the stragglers of the troops engaged. The largest body of these, equal about four companies, having no competent field officer, I placed under the command of one of my staff, Col. F. J. Thomas, who fell while gallantly leading it against the enemy. (Submitted on June 8, 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 June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 976 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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