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Virtual Tour by Markers of the Manassas Battlefield from Stone Bridge to Stone House
 
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By Bill Coughlin, November 8, 2007
Stone Bridge Marker
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Stone BridgeStrategic Crossings
From the east side of this stream Union cannon fired the first shots of First Manassas at Confederates on the opposite ridge. The attack was a ruse. Though Stone Bridge offered one of the few easy routes across Bull Run, the main Union columns were . . . — Map (db m2099) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — 4th South Carolina Infantry — First Battle of Manassas —
July 21, 1861 6:30 a.m. 7th Brigade (Evans) Army of the Potomac (Beauregard), CSA 4th South Carolina Infantry Col. J.B.E. Sloan "Just before day on Sunday morning those of us on post nearest the Warrenton Turnpike heard the enemy . . . — Map (db m9740) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Opening Shots"Look Out for Your Left!" — First Battle of Manassas —
Confederates were spread out along this ridge - 1100 men commanded by Col. Nathan "Shanks" Evans. At first light, Federals east of Stone Bridge sent a cannon shell screaming overhead. Skirmishers from both sides opened a sporadic musket fire. After . . . — Map (db m9741) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Farm Ford — First Battle of Manassas —
July 21, 1861 Here, about 11:00 a.m., Col. William T. Sherman led his four regiments across Bull Run and joined the Union drive toward Henry Hill. Later that day the ford was used again, this time by the retreating Union army. — Map (db m9738) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — C-34 — First Battle of Manassas
Henry Hill lies just to the south. Here the Confederates repulsed the repeated attacks of the Union army under McDowell. July 21, 1861. Here Jackson won the name “Stonewall” and from here began McDowell’s retreat that ended at Washington. — Map (db m596) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — C-44 — First Battle of Manassas
On the Matthews Hill, just to the north, the Confederates repulsed the attack of the Unionists, coming from the north, in the forenoon of July 21, 1861. The Union forces, reinforced, drove the Confederates to the Henry Hill, just to the south. There . . . — Map (db m602) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — G-15 — Henry House
These are the grounds of the Henry House, where occurred the main action of the First Battle of Manassas, July 21, 1861, and the closing scene of the Second Battle of Manassas, August 30, 1862. — Map (db m600) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — G-16 — James Robinson House
To the south stood the farmhouse of James Robinson, a former slave freed by Landon Carter. There, during the First Battle of Manassas on 21 July 1961, Col. Wade Hampton’s Legion covered the Confederates falling back to Henry Hill, where Jackson . . . — Map (db m6590) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Stone HouseBattlefield Landmark
This building links today’s landscape to the battlefield scene. The roadbeds have not changed; thousands of soldiers noticed the Stone House as they marched through this strategic intersection. During both battles Federals turned the former . . . — Map (db m846) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Battlefield of Bull Run or First Manassas
July 21, 1861. Confederates under General Beauregard defeated Federals under General McDowell. General Jackson given name of “Stonewall” on this field. Generals Bee and Bartow killed. Old stone house used as hospital. This marker erected . . . — Map (db m840) HM

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