Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
“...Like a Stone Wall”
—First Battle of Manassas —
"Look!" Bee shouted. "There stands Jackson like a stone wall! Rally behind the Virginians!"
The nickname spread rapidly through the Confederate Army and throughout the South. "Stonewall" Jackson was on his way to becoming a legend.
You are standing in the center of Stonewall Jackson's line - thirteen pieces of artillery, with infantry on the ground behind the cannon and concealed in the woods. Along the rise left and right of Henry House, Ricketts' and Griffin's Union batteries were starting to duel Jackson's artillery.
Two hundred yards to your left the 33rd Virginia Infantry was preparing the charge that would ignite the day's most violent fighting.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 48.873′ N, 77° 31.151′ W. Marker was near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker could 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,
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Like a Stonewall (here, next to this marker); Washington (Louisiana) Artillery Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Farm Road Trace (within shouting distance of this marker); Various Sections of Virginia Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Road Trace (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General Francis Stebbings Bartow (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bartow Monument (about 500 feet away); Thomas Jonathan Jackson (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
More about this marker. On the lower center of the marker is a map detailing the tactical situation described in the text. On the upper right is a painting of Stonewall Jackson with troops at edge of pine woods.
This marker was replaced by a new one also named Like a Stonewall (see nearby markers).
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 1,856 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.