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

Groveton – Second Battle of Bull Run

 
 
Groveton Market image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2006
1. Groveton Market
Inscription. August 30, 1862. Confederates under Generals Lee, Jackson and Longstreet defeated Federals under General Pope. General Longstreet dined at Old Dogan House. Fierce fight of R.R. cut half mile northwest.
 
Erected 1928.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Markers Association marker series.
 
Location. 38° 48.801′ N, 77° 32.85′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Lee Highway (U.S. 29) east of Groveton Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. It is at the parking lot for Groveton Confederate Cemetery in the Manassas National Battlefield Park. You must show your $3 per person park pass if requested, and you can buy your pass at a honor-system post-mounted box at the parking lot. 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 this marker. Federal Artillery Position (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brooklyn Fourteenth (about 400 feet away); Groveton Confederate Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Twilight Clash (about 400 feet
Groveton Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2006
2. Groveton Marker
away); Lucinda Dogan House (about 400 feet away); Confederate Counterattack (approx. 0.3 miles away); 5th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); "The Very Vortex of Hell" (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
More about this marker. The town of Groveton no longer exists. It was located at this intersection. The never-completed Independent Line of the Manassas Gap Railroad was to run through Groveton.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of 2nd Manassas. (Submitted on February 24, 2007.)
2. Battle of Groveton, August 28, 1862. (Submitted on February 24, 2007.)
3. The Battle of Second Manassas: A Guided Tour. From the Center for Military History, the official U.S. Army publication. (Submitted on August 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Robert E. Lee, Thomas J. Jackson, “Stonewall” Jackson, James Longstreet.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Dogan House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2007
3. The Dogan House
The only standing structure from the former town of Groveton, the Dogan house stands just north of Route 29 in the battlefield park.
Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 29, 2006
4. Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,161 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 24, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on August 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on December 9, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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