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

Stone House – Battlefield Landmark

 
 
Stone House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
1. Stone House Marker
Inscription. This building links today’s landscape to the battlefield scene. The roadbeds have not changed; thousands of soldiers noticed the Stone House as they marched through this strategic intersection.

During both battles Federals turned the former tavern into a field hospital. Bloody floorboards were hardly unique—most houses in the area became crowded with wounded men—yet in diary after diary soldiers mentioned this particular structure. The relatively unscarred walls may have provided an image of peacetime amid fields of terror.

(Photo Caption) Stone House in March 1862. The Park Service has restored and furnished the house to resemble its 1861 appearance. Much of the structure may be original: the stone walls, window frames, and some floorboards.
 
Location. 38° 49.14′ N, 77° 31.555′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lee Highway (U.S. 29) and Sudley Road (Virginia Route 234), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. It is in the Manassas
Stone House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
2. Stone House Marker
Walkway from parking lot leads to marker. The nearby "Battlefield of Bull Run or First Manassas" marker can be seen in the distance right.
National Battlefield Park. There is a fee per person per day to enter the park. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battlefield of Bull Run or First Manassas ( within shouting distance of this marker); First Battle of Manassas ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry House ( about 300 feet away); a different marker also named First Battle of Manassas ( about 300 feet away); Visions of Victory ( about 400 feet away); James Robinson House ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Attack From Matthews Hill ( approx. ¼ mile away); Blocking the Union Advance ( approx. ¼ mile away); The Marines of '61 ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonel Cameron ( approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Stone House image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
3. The Stone House
Notice the Henry House in the distance on Henry Hill to the right of the Stone House.
The Stone House - View from Henry Hill image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2006
4. The Stone House - View from Henry Hill
The Warrenton Turnpike, now Lee Highway, runs east-west in front of the house. Sudley Road heads north in the distance.
Stone House – Battlefield Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 6, 2012
5. Stone House – Battlefield Landmark
The side that faces the battlefield.
Stone House – Battlefield Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 6, 2012
6. Stone House – Battlefield Landmark
Cannon ball embedded into the wall. The cannon ball was placed in the house after the war as a curiosity piece.
Stone House – Battlefield Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 6, 2012
7. Stone House – Battlefield Landmark
The side of the house facing the street. Cannon ball is to the right of the door.
Stone House Well – Battlefield Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 6, 2012
8. Stone House Well – Battlefield Landmark
Stone House –cannon ball location image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 19, 2007
9. Stone House –cannon ball location
(yellow arrow) showing location of the cannon ball embedded to right of front door.
Stone House upstairs soldiers' grafitti image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 4, 2015
10. Stone House upstairs soldiers' grafitti
During its use as a field hospital, at least two Union soldiers scratched their names into the floor.
Artist Concept ; Action around the Stone House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 1985
11. Artist Concept ; Action around the Stone House
Stone House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 1985
12. Stone House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,348 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   4. submitted on February 27, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 22, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   9. submitted on August 15, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   10. submitted on September 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   11, 12. submitted on November 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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