Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Various Sections of Virginia Artillery
—First Battle of Manassas —
Army of the Potomac (Beauregard) and Army of the Shenandoah (Johnston), CSA
Capt. Arthur L. Rogers
Capt. Ephraim G. Alburtis
Capt. William N. Pendleton
Capt. John D. Imboden
Capt. Philip B. Stanard
"The ground occupied by our guns was an open space just at the eastern verge of the plateau. Here thirteen pieces, mostly 6-pounders, were maintained in action alternating to some extent with each other, and taking part as needed, all from the onset displaying that marvelous capacity of our people as artillerists which has made them, it would appear, at once the terror and the admiration of the enemy."
-Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard
Location. 38° 48.9′ N, 77° 31.136′ 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 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 Historic Farm Road Trace (here, next to this marker); Historic Road Trace (within shouting distance of this marker); Like a Stonewall (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington (Louisiana) Artillery Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brigadier General Francis Stebbings Bartow (about 600 feet away); The Bartow Monument (about 600 feet away); Thomas Jonathan Jackson (about 600 feet away); Confederates Rally (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,400 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on April 6, 2010.