Built of locally quarried sandstone about 1820 and later expanded, the Conner House was used during the Civil War by the Confederacy and then by the United States. After the First Battle of Manassas on July 21, 1861, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, who . . . — — Map (db m738) HM
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