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Virtual tour by markers of the Henry Hill Walking tour portion of the Manassas Battlefield.
 
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By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
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Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Henry Hill Walking TourRetracing the Battle — First Battle of Manassas —
On the tour route you follow in the footsteps of charging Union and Confederate troops, and stand where they loaded cannon or braced for a bayonet assault. Terrain and tree lines have changed little since that day. As you walk imagine deafening . . . — Map (db m8270) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — The Fight for Rickett’s GunsFirst Battle of Manassas
Shells were exploding overhead as Ricketts’ men dueled Stonewall Jackson’s artillery, directly across the field. Sharpshooters’ bullets thumped into the wooden limber chests. On the rear slope horses were screaming, dying. Suddenly from the far . . . — Map (db m897) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Colonel Cameron
of the 79th New York Regiment was killed here on July 21, 1861. Battle of First Manassas (Bull Run) — Map (db m8231) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Wade Hampton
of South Carolina was wounded here on July 21, 1861. Battle of First Manassas (Bull Run) — Map (db m8233) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Lieutenant Ramsey
of Ricketts' Battery was killed here July 21, 1861. Battle of First Manassas (Bull Run) — Map (db m8234) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — 7th Georgia Markers
Sometime after 1903, veterans of the 7th Georgia Infantry erected at least six markers on the Manassas battlefield to locate battle positions. Only this marker and one other approximately 350 yards southeast of here survive. Colonel Francis S. . . . — Map (db m8236) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Invaded FarmlandFirst Battle of Manassas
The morning of the battle was hot and still. Except for a few details the scene mirrored today's pastoral landscape. Fields lay fallow, overgrown with tall grass. Around the Henry House grew rose bushes and a small peach orchard. . . . — Map (db m879) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Honoring the DeadFirst Battle of Manassas
Union Soldiers built Henry Hill Monument to commemorate those who died at First Bull Run (Manassas). For many Civil War veterans this had been their first battle. Intense memories drew both Union and Confederate soldiers back to this scene years . . . — Map (db m33211) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — The Grave of Our Dear Mother, Judith Henry
Killed near this spot by the explosion of shells in her dwelling during the Battle of the 21st of July, 1861. When killed she was in her 85th year and confined to her bed by the infirmities of age. Her husband Dr. Isaac Henry was a Surgeon in the . . . — Map (db m610) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Attack From Matthews HillCannoneer's-Eye View — First Battle of Manassas —
From the ridge beyond Stone House 15,000 Federals were swiftly advancing in this direction. Confederate Capt. John Imboden rushed four cannon into position here, to try to slow the Federal attack. Behind this slight rise the artillerists had some . . . — Map (db m8229) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — OutnumberedThe Stand in Robinson’s Lane — First Battle of Manassas —
Shot-up Confederate regiments stumbled past, in retreat from Matthews Hill. First along Warrenton Pike, then in Robinson’s Lane, Col. Wade Hampton’s South Carolinians tried to delay the Union advance. Slowly, with volley after volley of musket fire, . . . — Map (db m899) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Robinson HouseFirst Battle of Manassas
The home of James Robinson—a freed slave—stood here at the time of the battle. That morning hundreds of Confederates streamed through the yard as they retreated from the Union attach. Surprisingly, the property suffered little damage in . . . — Map (db m5615) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Confederates Rally — First Battle of Manassas —
This field was a scene of confusion. Shells were exploding all around. Hot, tired, shot-up during the retreat from Matthews Hill, Confederate units had fallen out of line and were milling about. They felt they'd lost the battle and maybe the war. . . . — Map (db m8206) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — "...Like a Stone Wall" — First Battle of Manassas —
On the brow of the hill Brig. Gen. Bernard Bee was desperately trying to rally his men when he caught sight of Thomas J. Jackson with fresh troops here at the edge of the pine thicket. "Look!" Bee shouted. "There stands Jackson like a stone wall! . . . — Map (db m8304) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Historic Farm Road Trace — First Battle of Manassas —
Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson's First Virginia Brigade, plus artillery, marched from Confederate headquarters at the Lewis House ("Portici") along this wagon path to Henry Hill, arriving here about noon. — Map (db m8299) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Various Sections of Virginia Artillery — First Battle of Manassas —
July 21, 1861 2:00 p.m. Army of the Potomac (Beauregard) and Army of the Shenandoah (Johnston), CSA Loudoun Artillery Capt. Arthur L. Rogers Wise Artillery Capt. Ephraim G. Alburtis Rockbridge Artillery Capt. William N. Pendleton Staunton . . . — Map (db m8302) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Washington (Louisiana) Artillery Battalion — First Battle of Manassas —
July 21, 1861 2:00 p.m. Army of the Potomac (Beauregard), CSA Washington (Louisiana) Artillery Battalion Maj. John B. Walton Three 6-pounder Smoothbores Two 6-pounder Rifled Guns. “We advanced by hand to the front until finally the . . . — Map (db m805) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Thomas Jonathan Jackson
(Front Face): Thomas Jonathan Jackson 1824 1863 (Right Face): First Battle of Manassas July 21, 1861. (Left Face): There Stands Jackson Like a Stonewall (Rear Face): ** Erected by ** The State of Virginia Under . . . — Map (db m541) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — General Barnard Elliott Bee
General Barnard Elliott Bee of South Carolina Commander, Third Brigade Army of the Shenandoah was killed here July 21, 1861 Just before his death to rally his scattered troops he gave this command “Form. form. There stands Jackson like a . . . — Map (db m540) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Brigadier General Francis Stebbings Bartow
Born Savannah Georgia, Sept. 16, 1816 Mortally wounded on this spot, July 21, 1861 Commanded 7th, 8th, 9th & 11th Georgia & 1st Kentucky Regiments The first Confederate officer to give his life on the field. — Map (db m593) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Colonel Thomas
of Johnston's staff was killed here July 21, 1861. Battle of First Manassas (Bull Run) — Map (db m8238) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Lieutenant William P. Mangum
of the 6th North Carolina, son of Senator Mangum was mortally wounded here on July 21, 1861. — Map (db m8239) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Charge on Griffin’s GunsRaw Recruits: The 33rd Va. Infantry — First Battle of Manassas —
The Virginians were waiting, tense, here at the wood’s edge—their first time under bombardment. Shells from Ricketts’ battery exploded in the boughs overhead and plowed up the ground in front. When the two Union cannon rolled into position on . . . — Map (db m895) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Point-Blank VolleyAn Officer’s Error? — First Battle of Manassas —
In clear view of artillerymen here, Confederates lined up at the fence and trees across the open field. The two cannon and supporting infantry could have stopped the Rebels cold, yet the four hundred charging Virginians were able to fire a musket . . . — Map (db m881) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — CounterattackFirst Battle of Manassas
Dead cannoneers lay in rows between their cannon, dead horses along the back slope; the Union guns were immobilized yet still a magnet for both armies. Up this slope marched the 14th Brooklyn, resplendent in Zouave uniforms. They managed to . . . — Map (db m896) HM

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