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

Stuart's Hill Walking Trail

 
 
Stuart's Hill Walking Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 11, 2012
1. Stuart's Hill Walking Trail Marker
Inscription. The 2 ¼ mile Stuart's Hill loop trail takes you over the ground where General James Longstreet launched a massive Confederate counterattack late on the afternoon of August 30, 1862. After intense fighting on Chinn Ridge and along the Sudley Road, General John Pope's Union army retreated back into the defenses of Washington, D.C.

A ¾ mile section of the trail will take you directly to the Brawner Farm battlefield. After the Brawner fight on the evening of August 28, 1862, Rufus King's Union division retreated down a farm lane past the John Y. Cundiff and William M. Lewis houses to Manassas Junction. King's men took along what wounded they could carry from the temporary medical aid station located at the Cundiff house.
 
Location. 38° 48.3′ N, 77° 34.17′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Pageland Lane (County Route 705) 0.2 miles south of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at the Stuart Hill Center, in the western side of Manassas National Battlefield Park. The marker serves as the trail head for the Stuart's Hill Walking Trail. 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
Stuart's Hill Walking Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 11, 2012
2. Stuart's Hill Walking Trail Marker
The north seeking arrow points to the lower left of this map.
this marker. The Battlefield In 1862 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle Begins (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meadowville (approx. ¼ mile away); Dunklin Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Archeology at Brawner Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Stand Up Fight (approx. 0.6 miles away); 19th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle Begins (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
More about this marker. On the lower left is a map of the walking trail, with key points mentioned in the text indicated.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Stuart's Hill Walking Trail Head image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2008
3. Stuart's Hill Walking Trail Head
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,818 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on July 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on August 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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