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Historical Markers in Gainesville, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Prince William County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Prince William County, VA (643) Fairfax County, VA (682) Fauquier County, VA (116) Loudoun County, VA (308) Manassas Ind. City, VA (70) Manassas Park Ind. City, VA (7) Stafford County, VA (202) Charles County, MD (149)  PrinceWilliamCounty(643) Prince William County (643)  FairfaxCounty(682) Fairfax County (682)  FauquierCounty(116) Fauquier County (116)  LoudounCounty(308) Loudoun County (308)  (70) Manassas (70)  (7) Manassas Park (7)  StaffordCounty(202) Stafford County (202)  CharlesCountyMaryland(149) Charles County (149)
Manassas is the county seat for Prince William County
Gainesville is in Prince William County
      Prince William County (643)  
ADJACENT TO PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY
      Fairfax County (682)  
      Fauquier County (116)  
      Loudoun County (308)  
      Manassas (70)  
      Manassas Park (7)  
      Stafford County (202)  
      Charles County, Maryland (149)  
 
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1Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — 19th Indiana Infantry — Second Battle of Manassas —
August 28, 1862 7:00 p.m. 4th Brigade (Gibbon), First Division (King) Third Corps (McDowell), Army of Virginia, USA 19th Indiana Infantry Col. Solomon Meredith "The enemy was secreted under cover of a fence and did not make their appearance . . . Map (db m8430) HM
2Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — 21st Georgia Infantry — Second Battle of Manassas
August 28, 1862 7:15 p.m. Trimble's Brigade, Ewell's Division Left Wing (Jackson) Army of Northern Virginia, CSA 21st Georgia INfantry Capt. Thomas C. Glover "The fence being reached, the work of death commenced at short range. From this fence . . . Map (db m18298) HM
3Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — 21st North Carolina Infantry — Second Battle of Manassas
August 28, 1862 7:15 p.m. Trimble's Brigade, Ewell's Division Left Wing (Jackson) Army of Northern Virginia, CSA 21st North Carolina Infantry Lt. Col. Sanders Fulton "We halted at this fence, quickly tore it down, and piled the rails in front. . . . Map (db m39432) HM
4Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — 26th Georgia Infantry — Second Battle of Manassas
August 28, 1862 7:15 p.m. Lawton's Brigade, Ewell's Division Left Wing (Jackson) Army of Northern Virginia, CSA 26th Georgia Infantry Maj. Eli S. Griffin "We were ordered in just after dark. We marched steadily across an open field for about . . . Map (db m18358) HM
5Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — 2nd Wisconsin Infantry — Second Battle of Manassas
August 28, 1862 7:00 p.m. 4th Brigade (Gibbon), First Division (King) Third Corps (McDowell), Army of Virginia, USA 2nd Wisconsin Infantry Col. Edgar O'Conner "Rebel infantry poured from the woods by the thousands. We were precisely on the . . . Map (db m8467) HM
6Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — 76th New York Infantry — Second Battle of Manassas
August 28, 1862 7:15 p.m. 2nd Brigade (Doubleday), First Division (King) Third Corps (McDowell), Army of Virginia, USA 76th New York Infantry ("Cortland County Regiment") Col. W.P. Wainwright "Waving their colors defiantly, the rebels advanced . . . Map (db m18278) HM
7Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — 7th Wisconsin Infantry — Second Battle of Manassas
August 28, 1862 7:00 p.m. 4th Brigade (Gibbon), First Division (King) Third Corps (McDowell), Army of Virginia, USA 7th Wisconsin Infantry Col. William W. Robinson "We soon found that we had to deal with General Ewell's whole division of . . . Map (db m39372) HM
8Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — A Stand Up Fight — Second Battle of Manassas — Day One - August 28, 1862 - Nightfall —
Union Brig. Gen. John Gibbon advanced through the woods with his men intent on driving off the Confederate artillery. Discovering Stonewall Jackson's infantry in force and "...finding that the regiment had become badly involved I ordered the . . . Map (db m58808) HM
9Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — Archeology at Brawner Farm
Once the scene of bloody combat, Brawner Farm sits today in a quiet corner of Manassas Battlefield. Archeologists have conducted multiple investigations of the property, which have uncovered the site of several structures and unearthed thousands of . . . Map (db m88513) HM
10Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — Battle of Buckland Mills
On October 19, 1863, 12,000 Confederate and Union cavalry clashed at Buckland. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, screening the Confederate withdrawal following the Battle of Bristoe Station, blocked the advance of Union Gen. H. Judson Kilpatrick's cavalry . . . Map (db m108105) HM
11Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — 66 — Buckland
The town of Buckland, named for William Buckland, Architect, was chartered in 1798 with streets and lots on both sides of Broad Run near the mill of John Love. Tranquility, future site of Buckland Hall nearby, was John Love’s seat. This property was . . . Map (db m1083) HM
12Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — C-31 — Bull Run Battlefields
Just to the east were fought the two battles of Manassas or Bull Run.Map (db m2013) HM
13Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — C-28 — Campaign of Second Manassas
On 25 Aug. 1862, Maj. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson with half of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia began a wide flanking march around Union Maj. Gen. John Pope’s Army of Virginia on the Rappahannock River near Warrenton. . . . Map (db m155225) HM
14Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — First Brigade — (The Stonewall Brigade) — Second Battle of Manassas —
August 28, 1862 7:00 p.m. Jackson's Division (W. B. Taliaferro) Left Wing (Jackson) Army of Northern Virginia, CSA First Brigade (The Stonewall Brigade) Col. William S. Baylor 2nd Virginia 5th Virginia 4th Virginia 27th Virginia 33rd Virginia . . . Map (db m8465) HM
15Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — Jackson Opens Fire — Second Battle of Manassas — Day One, August 28, 1862, 6 p.m. —
"My command was advanced...until it reached a commanding position near Brawner's house. By this time it was sunset; but as [the Union] column appeared to be moving by, with its flank exposed, I determined to attack at once." Observing a column . . . Map (db m45952) HM
16Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — Jackson Strikes — Brawner Farm: The Battle Begins — Second Battle of Manassas - Day One - August 28, 1862 —
Union troops were approaching from the west, raising a long cloud of dust on Warrenton Pike. They did not suspect any Confederate infantry in the area and paid little attention to a lone cavalryman trotting back and forth along this ridge. The . . . Map (db m8458) HM
17Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — Lee, Longstreet and Jackson Meeting
This marker erected by the Haymarket Agricultural Club, indicates the spot where General R.E. Lee, General Longstreet, and General Jackson, met on August 29th, 1862, about 12.30 P.M. As certified by Lieut. Col. Edmund Berkeley, sole survivor of the . . . Map (db m536) HM
18Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — C-33 — Rock Fight
In Aug. 1862, during the Second Battle of Manassas, Confederate Maj. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s command occupied an unfinished railroad grade northeast of here, including “the Dump,” a gap in the grade heaped with . . . Map (db m155224) HM
19Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — C-27 — Second Battle of Manassas
The center of Lee’s army rested here on August 30, 1862; Jackson was to the north of this road, Longstreet to the south. Late in the afternoon, after Jackson had repulsed Pope’s assaults, Longstreet moved eastward, driving the Union forces facing . . . Map (db m155226) HM
20Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — Shooting Gallery — S.D. Lee's Artillery — Second Battle of Manassas - Day Three - August 30, 1862 —
From here, Confederate gunners had a clear view of Porter's attack - the most formidable onslaught of the three days. There were few trees between S.D. Lee's Battalion and the nearest Union columns a third of a mile away. As thousands of bluecoats . . . Map (db m8459) HM
21Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — Shooting Gallery — Second Battle of Manassas — Day Three - August 30, 1862 - 3 p.m. —
On the morning of August 30, 1862, Confederate Col. Stephen D. Lee deployed 18 guns from his artillery battalion along this commanding ridge. Additional cannon, under Maj. Lindsey M. Shumaker, unlimbered to his left. The artillery linked the two . . . Map (db m58863) HM
22Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — The Battle Begins — Second Battle of Manassas — Day One - August 28, 1862 - 6 p.m. —
Late on the afternoon of August 28, Brig. Gen. Rufus King's division proceeded east towards Centreville. They marched in search of the elusive "Stonewall" Jackson, who was operating behind Union lines with half the Confederate army. As the head of . . . Map (db m58797) HM
23Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — The Buckland Mill
This property is on the site of a Civil War cavalry battle that took place on October 19, 1863. It is protected in perpetuity by a conservation easement held by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, acquired with the assistance of a grant . . . Map (db m174817) HM
24Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — The Macrae School
Between 1914 and 1953, African-American children of the surrounding area attended a two-room schoolhouse a short distance east of here along the Warrenton Turnpike. This was the final location for the Macrae School, originally established in 1870 as . . . Map (db m40118) HM
25Virginia (Prince William County), Gainesville — The Shirley Cemetery
This small family cemetery is the final resting place of Richard O. (1802-1857) and Susan (1813-1880) Shirley and possibly several of their six children. Richard Shirley was a farmer and tavern keeper who owned approximately 400 acres of land . . . Map (db m2168) HM
 
 
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May. 26, 2022