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

Like a Stonewall

First Battle of Manassas

 

—July 21, 1861 2 p.m. —

 
Like a Stonewall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, September 26, 2015
1. Like a Stonewall Marker
Inscription. Confederate reinforcements deployed into battle line at the edge of the woods behind you. Anchoring the center of this new position stood a brigade of Virginians — 2,500 strong — under the command of General Thomas J. Jackson. When told the enemy was driving the Confederates, Jackson calmly replied, "We will give them the bayonet."

Jackson's determined resistance on Henry Hill drew the attention of General Barnard Bee. Attempting to rally the remnants of his brigade, Bee shouted, "Look! There stands Jackson like a stone wall! Let us go to his assistance!" The nickname spread rapidly through the Confederate army and throughout the South. "Stonewall" Jackson was on his way to becoming a legend.

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Painting by Dick Richardson
 
Erected by Manassas National Battlefield Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 38° 48.873′ N, 77° 31.149′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Sudley Road (Virginia Route 234) half a mile from Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located behind the Visitor Center, along the line of Confederate cannons
Confederate Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, September 26, 2015
2. Confederate Artillery
There are approximately 12 artillery pieces on display at this stretch of the Confederate line. In Confederate military terminology, a battery consists of 4 guns, so all 12 artillery pieces comprise 3 batteries.
on the 1.1-mile Henry Hill trail. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6511 Sudley Road, Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of 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); General Barnard Elliott Bee (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .
1. Manassas National Battlefield Park. National Park Service (Submitted on October 2, 2015.) 

2. Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location also titled "...Like a Stone Wall" (Submitted on October 2, 2015.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Civil
 
Another view of the Confederate Artillery Pieces on Henry Hill image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, September 26, 2015
3. Another view of the Confederate Artillery Pieces on Henry Hill
View of the Henry House from the Confederate line on Henry Hill. image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, September 26, 2015
4. View of the Henry House from the Confederate line on Henry Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 330 times since then and 101 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 1, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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