Manassas National Battlefield Park Travel Guide

  • chinn house (hazel plain) 1862
    chinn house (hazel plain) 1862
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    union cannon on henry hill
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Manassas National Battlefield Park Things to Do

  • The Harris Pavilion

    The Loy E. Harris Pavilion is a beatiful structure the serves the community a variety of public and private events. We wondered around a night since it was so much cooler.The plaque reads:Loy E. Harris - The ManThrough the years, Manassas has propered because "community minded" people saw opportunities to make our City a better place. Loy E. Harris...

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  • Manassas Visitor Center

    Built in 1914, the renovated Depot is now home to the offices of Historic Manassas, Inc., the Main Street organization, the Historic Manassas Visitor Center and the James and Marion Payne Railroad Heritage Gallery. The site is also a busy stop for daily Amtrak and Virginia Railway Express commuter trains connecting Manassas with Washington, DC and...

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  • Wartime Man~ “Fortifications of Immense...

    This plaque reads:Wartime Manassas~“Fortifications of Immense Strength”During the Civil War, two railroads—the Manassas Gap and the Orange and Alexandria—intersected here. Manassas Junction was strategically important to both the Union and the Confederacy as a supply depot and for military transportation. Two of the war’s great battles were fought...

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  • Wartime Manassas “On to Richmond!”

    Located near the railroad track in the old downtown you can find more wonderful plaques of information.This one reads:(During the Civil War, two railroads—the Manassas Gap and the Orange and Alexandria—intersected here. Manassas Junction was strategically important to both the Union and the Confederacy as a supply depot and for military...

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  • General Barnard Elliott Bee

    The Monument reads:General Barnard Elliott Bee of South Carolina Commander, Third Brigade Army of the Shenandoah was killed here July 21, 1861Just before his death to rally his scattered troops he gave this command “Form. form. There stands Jackson like a stone wall: Rally behind the Virginians.”Presented by The Mary Taliaferro Thompson Southern...

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  • Thomas Jonathan Jackson

    The monment reads:Thomas Jonathan Jackson(Front Face):Thomas JonathanJackson1824 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 VirginiaUnder Act of 1938GovernorsGeorge C. PeeryJames H. PriceSponsorsJohn W. RustHenry T. WickhamAubrey G. WeaverErected...

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  • Brigadier General Francis Stebbings...

    The plaque reads:Brigadier General Francis Stebbings BartowBorn Savannah Georgia, Sept. 16, 1816Mortally wounded on this spot,July 21, 1861Commanded 7th, 8th, 9th & 11th Georgia &1st Kentucky RegimentsThe first Confederate officerto give his life on the field.Erected 1936 by the Georgia Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy and the...

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  • Memory of Patriots Memorial

    This monument is also known as the First Bull Run Monument.The Henry Hill Monument and Marker inscription reads In memory of the Patriots who fell at Bull Run. July 21, 1861. And Erected June 13, 1865.

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  • Honoring Our Dead

    The plaque reads: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 after the war.The background of the marker is a photograph of the dedication ceremony,...

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  • The Marines of '61

    The plaque reads:To support the advance into Virginia, the Navy Department detailed a battalion of U.S. Marines for temporary field service with Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell's Union army. The Marine Commandant, Col. John Harris, expressed misgivings about the inexperience of his available force. Of the 350 Marines then training at the Marine Barracks...

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  • Colonel Cameron

    The plaque reads:Colonel Cameron of the 79th New York Regiment was killed here on July 21, 1861.Battle of First Manassas(Bull Run)

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  • The Grave of Our Dear Mother, Judith...

    It reads: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 United States Navy on board the frigate Constellation, Commanded by Com. Truxton, one of the...

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  • Invaded Farmland

    The plaque reads:Invaded Farmland ~First 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. Eighty-five-year-old Judith Henry was inside, bedridden, too...

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  • Lieutenant Ramsey

    The plaque reads:Lieutenant Ramsey of Ricketts' Battery was killed here July 21, 1861.Battle of First Manassas(Bull Run)

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  • 7th Georgia Markers

    The plaque reads: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. Bartow was killed while leading the 7th Georgia against Captain James B. Ricketts'...

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  • Henry Hill Walking Tour

    The plaque reads: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 cannon and musket fire, whizzing shell fragments, and smoke rolling like acrid fog...

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  • The Fight for Rickett's Guns

    The plaque reads: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 woods came an eerie, blood-chilling cry—the rebel yell. Through dense smoke, Ricketts...

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  • Henry Hill Visitor Center

    Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Closed Thanksgiving and December 25.The park offers a wide array of activities, scenic vistas, historic sites and walking trails to interest the casual visitor or the true Civil War historian. A good place to begin your visit is the Henry Hill Visitor Center. Pick up a park brochure, map, trail guides and check out...

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  • Battlefield of Bull Run or "First...

    The plaque reads: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 July 21, 1928.

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  • Stone House - Battlefield Lanmark

    The plaque reads: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 tavern into a field hospital. Bloody floorboards were hardly unique—most houses in the area...

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  • thomas "stonewall" jackson statue

    during the height of the fighting on henry hill general bernard bee exclaimed to general jackson, "the enemy is driving us." jackson replied "then, sir we will give them the bayonet". bee exhorted his own troops to re-form by shouting, "there is jackson standing there like a stonewall let us determine to die here, and we will conquer, rally behind...

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  • chinn ridge

    after the massacre of the new york zouaves the confederates pressed east to chinn ridge. chinn ridge was the site of benjamin chinn house called hazel plain. from the left came wave after wave of confederates. at this moment the only union troops facing them were two regiments of the ohio infantry. the confederate columns divided around the chinn...

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  • deep cut and the unfinished railroad

    general jackson's line covered a front extending of about one and one half miles along the bed of the unfinished railroad. deep cut is a position of jackson's line on the unfinished railroad. on the morning of august 30 th mistakenly believing that the confederates were in retreat general pope ordered a "pursuit". 8,000 union troops attacked...

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  • groveton confederate cemetery

    located near the dogan farm is the groveton confederate cemetery. the groveton cemetery was established in 1869 and contains approximately 500 confederate soldiers in trench graves identified by state. the majority of the soldiers interned here are unknown. the groveton confederate cemetery is at stop 8 on the battlefield auto tour.

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  • sudley springs ford

    on the morning of july 21 st 1861 the union forces of generals david hunter and samuel heintzelman forded bull run at sudley springs ford and moved south to matthews hill to meet the confederate forces of general nathan evans, general barnard bee and colonel francis bartow. sudley and sudley springs is stop number 5 on the battlefield auto tour.

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  • henry hill revisited

    pictured is the first union civil war monument erected on henry hill in 1865. this monument will be followed by thousands of civil war monuments erected all over the country.

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  • stone bridge second battle of bull run

    the stone bridge is a iconic landmark of both the first and second battle of manassas. finally under the cover of darkness august 30 th 1862 general pope's defeated union army withdrew across bull run back to washington. general robert e. lee's bold and brilliant second manassas campaign opened the way for the confederacy's first invasion of the...

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  • hooe family cemetery

    the hooe family cemetery is located on chinn ridge near the site of hazel plain. in 1748 patrick hamrick patented this tract of land which became known as mayfield plantation. in 1779 robert howsion hooe purchased the plantation. john hooe sr. was a gentleman farmer and slave holder who owned mayfield at the outbreak of the civil war. the hooe...

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  • new york monuments

    on the afternoon of august 30 th, seeing the union lines in disarray following the repulse of fitz john porter, general longstreet pushed his massive columns forward and staggered the union left flank. a brief futile stand by the 5 th and 10 th new york duyee's zouaves ended in a slaughter. in just five minutes the 5 th new york lost 123 men, the...

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  • groveton

    pictured is the luncinda dogan house that is all that remains of the crossroads village of groveton. it was over the dogan house fields that the union assualt upon deep cut was broken. the battle of dogan farm and deep cut were decisive confederate victories. groveton is stop 8 on the battlefield auto tour.

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  • sudley

    sudley is an area north of stony ridge near the sudley springs ford that was an important location during the first battle of bull run. in the area around sudley on august 29 th union troops repeatedly attacked jackson's left flank. confederate general maxy gregg's south carolina brigade was driven back near the site by union general phillip...

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  • matthews hill

    matthews hill was the site of fighting in both the first and second battle of manassas. in the second battle of manassas this hill was a staging point for thousands of union troops for their assualt on jackson's line at the "unfinished railroad".

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  • the stone house

    the stone house is a famous landmark of both battles of bull run. in the second battle of manassas union general john pope made his headquarters on buck hill directly behind the house. the stone house was a union hospital during both battles. picture two is a cannon ball embedded in a wall of the stone house. the stone house is stop number 3 on the...

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Manassas National Battlefield Park Off The Beaten Path

  • site of wilmer mc lean's house

    wilmer mc lean is an interesting character in american history. just prior to the battle of bull run confederate general p. g. t. beauregard made mc lean's plantation his headquarters. on july 18 th 1861. some of the first shots of the battle of bull run were fired on wilmer mc lean's house. during the battle mc lean's barn was a confederate field...

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  • manassas depot

    on august 27 th 1862 general thomas jackson's troops invaded manassas junction and seized union general pope's supply depot. after a day of wild feasting by jackson's troops, jackson burned the union supplies and moved northwest to groveton near the old manassas (bull run) battlefield. this raid was the first engagement of the second battle of...

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  • birding in Manassas

    The size and landscape diversity of the Manassas National Battlefield Park, along with the easily accessed trails make it a prime spot for birding. In the Nature/Science Center in the park, tabulations are kept of the most frequently sighted wildlife.Almost any of the "trails" that are away from heavy visitor traffic will yield good birding...

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second battle of manassas (bull run)
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attack of ricketts' battery
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manassas battlefield visitor center
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howard's defeat at chinn ridge
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death of general bee
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francis s. bartow memorial
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hill house
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henry hill
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matthews hill
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stone bridge
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GROVETON CONFEDERATE CEMETERY
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NEW YORK MONUMENTS
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STONE BRIDGE
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GENERALS ON PARADE
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CONFEDERATE BATTLE LINES
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ROBINSON HOUSE
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HENRY HOUSE
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HENRY HILL LOOP
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Bridge Over Bull Run
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The Stone House
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Chinn House
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Cannon and Monuments
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Henry House
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