This elevation behind the Confederate right flank at Manassas in July
1861 was one of four Confederate
signal stations established by Capt. Edward Porter Alexander; Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard’s signal officer. Because the hilltop was devoid of trees, . . . — — Map (db m28376) HM
8:45 A.M. July 21st 1861 Battle of First Manassas (Bull Run).
From this hilltop Capt. E.P. Alexander, CSA, sent America’s first battlefield telecommunication: Look out for your left, you are turned. This short message to Col. Evans warning . . . — — Map (db m696) HM