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

Honoring the Dead

 
 
Honoring the Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 4, 2015
1. Honoring the Dead Marker
Inscription.
One of the earliest endeavors to remember the fallen occurred soon after the war concluded. Union troops stationed at nearby Fairfax Court House, many of whom had recently served on burial duty at the battlefield, recognized the need for a fitting memorial to the Federal dead of First Manassas. With the approval of their officers and the authorization of the government, and in one of their final acts before discharge, the soldiers erected the Bull Run monument. Construction took nearly three weeks and was completed in June 1865. It remains one of the oldest extant monuments on any Civil War battlefield.

Caption:
The formal dedication of the Bull Run monument on June 11, 1865. At the conclusion of the ceremony on Henry Hill, the group dedicated a similar monument near the Deep Cut to honor those that fell in the Second Battle of Manassas.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 48.887′ N, 77° 31.358′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Touch for map. The marker is directly in front of the Bull Run monument behind the Henry House at Manassas National Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Honoring the Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, September 26, 2016
2. Honoring the Dead Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Honoring the Dead (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Invaded Farmland (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Invaded Farmland (a few steps from this marker); The Grave of Our Dear Mother, Judith Henry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wade Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Cameron (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant Ramsey (within shouting distance of this marker); The Marines of '61 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an old marker at this location titled, "Honoring the Dead."
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Honoring the Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 4, 2015
3. Honoring the Dead Marker
Honoring the Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 4, 2015
4. Honoring the Dead Marker
The Henry House and the Bull Run monument can be seen in the distance on Henry Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on May 12, 2016, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on September 10, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2. submitted on May 12, 2016, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on September 10, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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