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

Henry Hill

First Battle of Manassas

 

—July 21, 1861 —

 
Henry Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, September 26, 2015
1. Henry Hill Marker
Inscription. Today's serene and peaceful fields belie the carnage that occurred here on July 21, 1861, when Union and Confederate troops clashed at the first major land battle of the Civil War - the First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run). The Heaviest and most sustained fighting occurred on this ground, resulting in over 5,000 American casualties.

Few had anticipated the devastation and ruin war would bring. Inexperienced soldiers on both sides had predicted a swift victory. Civilian spectators journeyed out to watch the battle from distant hills. The First Battle of Manassas challenged their naive expectations of war and exposed the sobering reality of the struggle ahead.

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The self-guided Henry Hill Loop Trail (1.1 mile) connects the opposing battle lines and shares the story of two local families caught in the crossfire of war. Despite some changes to vegetation patterns, the landscape retains much of its wartime character.
 
Erected by Manassas National Battlefield, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 38° 48.808′ N, 77° 31.292′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Sudley Road (Virginia Route 234)
Trail Map on Henry Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, September 26, 2015
2. Trail Map on Henry Hill Marker
half a mile south of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located behind the Visitor Center, along the 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. Artillery Duel (within shouting distance of this marker); General Barnard Elliott Bee (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 7th Georgia Markers (about 300 feet away); Thomas Jonathan Jackson (about 300 feet away); Colonel Thomas (about 400 feet away); The Bartow Monument (about 400 feet away); Brigadier General Francis Stebbings Bartow (about 400 feet away); Lieutenant William P. Mangum (about 400 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 November 23, 2015.) 

2. Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location titled “Henry Hill Walking Tour” (Submitted on November 23, 2015.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Civil
 
Henry Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, September 26, 2015
3. Henry Hill Marker
The Bull Run Monument and Henry Hill House can be seen in the background, behind the marker.
Artillery Piece and Limber near the Henry Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, September 26, 2015
4. Artillery Piece and Limber near the Henry Hill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 21, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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