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. —
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.
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
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. • Military • War, US Civil •
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 352 times since then and 14 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.