From Front Lawn to Front ParlorYorkshire, the home of Wilmer McLean, once stood near here. McLean acquired the property through his wife's family in 1854. Located near two major fords on Bull Run, McLean's plantation became the scene of one of the Civil War's earliest actions. On July 18, 1861, Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard moved his headquarters to the McLean house as the nearby Battle of Blackburn's Ford erupted. McLean's barn served as a Confederate field hospital, and the farm was under constant Federal artillery fire. A shell supposedly struck the kitchen chimney, sending debris downward and ruining a meal being prepared for Beauregard. As the First Battle of Manassas raged several miles west on July 21, skirmishing continued near the McLean home. The fighting and the subsequent Confederate occupation ravaged the farm.
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|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 9:32pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 287406 N 4296668|
|Decimal Degrees||38.79315000, -77.44785000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 47.589', W 77° 26.871'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 47' 35.34" N, 77° 26' 52.26" W|
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|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8301-8307 Yorkshire Ln, Manassas VA 20111, US|
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