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

Various Sections of Virginia Artillery

 

—First Battle of Manassas —

 
Various Sections of Virginia Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
1. Various Sections of Virginia Artillery Marker






Inscription. July 21, 1861 2:00 p.m.

Army of the Potomac (Beauregard) and Army of the Shenandoah (Johnston), CSA

Loudoun Artillery
Capt. Arthur L. Rogers

Wise Artillery
Capt. Ephraim G. Alburtis

Rockbridge Artillery
Capt. William N. Pendleton

Staunton Artillery
Capt. John D. Imboden

Thomas Artillery
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
Markers Along Henry Hill Walking Trail image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Markers Along Henry Hill Walking Trail
The marker for the historic farm road trace is on the left. On the right is a marker for sections of Virginia Artillery batteries.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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
 
Six Pounder Field Guns image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 6, 2007
3. Six Pounder Field Guns
To represent the location of the batteries, an assortment of 6-pounder guns are arranged, facing the Federal lines. The Manassas Battlefield Park boasts examples of Models 1835 and 1841.
Cannon With Henry Hill House & Marker In Background image. Click for full size.
December 29, 2009
4. Cannon With Henry Hill House & Marker In Background
 
 
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 1,389 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on April 6, 2010.
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