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Old 06-19-2011, 07:03 AM   #751
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:49 AM   #752
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:27 PM   #753
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Manassas Battlefield

What follows are some of the dozens of markers documenting the two Civil War battles of Manassas. (In addition to the ones in this post, there are many that have already been visited.) For those outside the area, Manassas is a town about 30 minutes outside the Washington DC beltway. The battlefield, which is just north of the town, is a National Park. With the exception of C-19, the markers in this post are all within 15 minutes of the park. (The First Battle of Manassas (also known as the First Battle of Bull Run) took place on July 21, 1861. The Second Battle of Manassas (which is similarly referred to as the Second Battle of Bull Run) was fought August 28-30, 1862.

C-19 Bull Run Battlefields
Let’s start with this one. This marker is on Rte 29, 10 miles from the battlefields near Costco and Home Depot in Fairfax. Why put this marker 10 miles from the battlefields? Perhaps when the marker was erected in 1934, this was as far west as the greater DC area extended. Of course now, the ten miles between the marker and the battlefields is filled with suburbia.






G-15 Henry House
C-34 First Battle of Manassas
G-16 James Robinson House
C-44 First Battle of Manassas

These 4 are on Rte 29, about ½ mile east of the intersection with Rte 234.




The Henry House as it looks now and the surrounding area.







More info about Henry House.




More info about the James Robinson House





Wikipedia entry about the First Battle of Manassas


C-27 Second Battle of Manassas
C-28 Campaign of Second Manassas
C-31 Bull Run Battlefields
C-33 Rock Fight

These four markers are on Rte 29, about a mile west of Rte 66.

Wikipedia entry about the Second Battle of Manassas








C-31 appears to the companion marker to C-19 (the first one in this post), both of which were erected in 1934.





C-46 Second Battle of Manassas
C-48 Campaign of Second Manassas

These two markers are on Rte 234 between Rte 66 and Rte 29 at the NOVA Community College entrance.








C-23 The Stone Bridge
Z-169 Prince William County/Fairfax County

The Stone Bridge crosses Bull Run where Rte 29 crosses on a modern bridge 50 yards downstream. The Stone Bridge was destroyed during the First Battle of Manassas. Since Bull Run is the boundary between Prince William and Fairfax counties in this neck of the woods, the Z marker is here as well.

Wikipedia entry about the Stone Bridge

If only all of the markers had a sign like this!

















C-42 First Battle of Manassas--Panic at Cub Creek Bridge

This marker is where Rte 29 crosses Cub Run, about 1 mile west of Rte 66. I visited this one early in the morning and the bright sun really reeked havoc with my pictures.





The Rte 29 bridge over Cub Run:




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Old 06-27-2011, 05:46 PM   #754
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:51 PM   #755
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Nice posts. Love the C-33 "Rock Fight" marker.
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:21 PM   #756
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Found these on RT 17 in Caroline Co. near A. P. Hill

Woodford, on Dec. 9, 1775, is credited with leading Virginia forces against the British to win the Battle of Great Bridge.
Kentucky named a county after Woodford. Chesapeake has Woodford Drive, a shaded street less than a half-mile from the battle site. There's also Woodford Square, a shopping center across from Chesapeake General Hospital.
Woodford, a colonel during the Battle of Great Bridge, never got quite the attention given to other heroes of the that time.
There is a two-volume, 1,400-page book about Woodford in the Chesapeake Central Library. It notes that "Woodford, though not a star of first magnitude, nor a planet visible to all, might be likened to a moon of Jupiter, revolving around the central figure of (George) Washington."
The book's author argues that Woodford "has almost been lost to posterity" because he was captured in the 1780 siege of Charleston, S.C., and died on a British prison ship.
Durwood Curling, a former city manager who helped name Chesapeake's streets, said that Woodford has a place in local and American history.
"He was the leader of the troops, the first time we beat the British in anything," Curling said. "He symbolized the willingness to step up and be counted."


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Old 07-07-2011, 12:09 PM   #757
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You can visit Rockbridge County's homepage here, and the homepage of the name sake here.



Take a tour of Bath County here. The Greenbrier with its hair let down?
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:53 PM   #758
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:18 AM   #759
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It's not on the spreadsheet, but it exists!


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Old 07-09-2011, 07:23 AM   #760
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Charlotteville.

I swear I have a better picture somewhere, this one was hard to work with the tree and the way the land was laid out




Also, I had to revisit a tag from last year, which I only grabbed 1 side.
Here's the redo:







Gotta grab both sides of the county markers!
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:34 PM   #761
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Found this account of the tragedy.

http://www.readthehook.com/79908/cov...-after-camille
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The spreadsheet is updated to this point.

Also, remember that if the marker has different text on each side, please shoot both sides. This should be true for all Z-series markers.
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:08 PM   #763
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Holy cow - 25 inches of rain in 5 hours! I thought 1-2 inches/hour was a pretty hard rain.
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New VA marker makes the news - who's gonna post it? (and, of course, the short history narrative that goes along with it)

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540...20192#44220192
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Z-208 NC/VA stateline, RTE 62, Pittsylvania County.


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