Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Stand in Robinsonís Lane
óFirst Battle of Manassas ó
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 38° 49.158′ N, 77° 31.179′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lee Highway (Virginia Route 29) and Sudley Road (Route 234), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is one of the waysides along the Henry House Hill trail, which starts at the Manassas National Battlefield Park visitor center. It is on the right as you travel east on Lee Highway, but there is no parking and the gate is barred to autos. Lee Highway was formerly known as the Warrenton Turnpike. 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 location. Outnumbered: The Stand in Robinson Lane (here, next to this marker); Robinson House (about War-Time Henry Hill (about 500 feet away); James Robinson House (about 700 feet away); Confederates Rally (approx. 0.2 miles away); 7th Georgia Regiment (approx. ľ mile away); First Battle of Manassas (approx. ľ mile away); a different marker also named First Battle of Manassas (approx. ľ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
More about this marker. On the lower left is a portrait of Col. Wade Hampton, with the caption South Carolina planter Wade Hampton organized this famous legion. His 600 infantry arrived by train from Richmond only hours before the battle. On the right is a depiction of the Confederate soldiers fighting in the fences. It carries the caption, You are standing at the historic farm lane and fence line. On this battlefield there was no time to build earthworks. Soldiers used every wrinkle of terrain for protection—firing prone from the road cut, or behind field stones and fence rails.
This marker was replaced by a new one named Outnumbered: The Stand in
Regarding Outnumbered. There are no wide shoulders (and no parking) on Lee Highway here. The safest but longest approach by foot is northeast from the Manassas National Battlefield Parkís Visitors Center. You can also park at the Stone House at Lee Highway and Sudley Road and cross Lee Highway where you see the four state roadside markers, then proceed southeast diagonally across the field.
Also see . . . Wade Hampton: Confederate Warrior, Conservative Statesman. 2004 book by Walter Brian Cisco on Amazon.com, with the “search inside” feature. (Submitted on March 19, 2007.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,010 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 3. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on March 18, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.