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

Church During Wartime

First Battle of Manassas

 
 
Church During Wartime Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 8, 2007
1. Church During Wartime Marker
Inscription. People were on their way to worship—some already in the church yard—when thousands of Federal soldiers suddenly appeared marching south Sudley Road. Within minutes the sound of gunfire came from the direction of Matthews Hill. As wounded men stumbled back behind the lines, Federals turned Sudley Church into a field hospital. Harried surgeons used the altar for an operating table.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 50.333′ N, 77° 32.263′ W. Marker was near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker was on Sudley Road (Virginia Route 234) 1.5 miles north of Lee Highway, formerly Warrenton Turnpike (U.S. 29), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was 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 location. Sudley Church (here, next to this marker); Battling for the Rocky Knoll (a few steps from this marker); “The Unfinished Railroad” (within
Detail of the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
2. Detail of the Marker
The caption reads, Sudley Springs Ford, with Sudley Church on the hill above. Here the Federal flanking column of 15,000 crossed Catharpin Run two hours late. McDowell's stragety was further delayed as hot, dust-choked soldiers stopped to drink.
shouting distance of this marker); Sudley Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Debt Repaid (about 500 feet away); Sudley Springs (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thornberry House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sudley Springs Ford (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Sudley Springs Ford (approx. ¼ mile away); Gregg’s Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
More about this marker. This marker was replaced by another titled "Sudley Church." See nearby markers.
 
Also see . . .  Sudley United Methodist Church History. (Submitted on March 3, 2007.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
Marker, with Sudley Methodist Church in the Distance image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
3. Marker, with Sudley Methodist Church in the Distance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,358 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3. submitted on March 3, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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