Preparing for BattleAs dawn broke on August 27, 1862, Stonewall Jackson moved two of his divisions up the railroad to the main Federal supply depot at Manassas Junction, leaving three brigades of Maj. Gen. Richard S. Ewell's Division as a rear guard at Bristoe. Ewell's mission was to fend off the expected Federal counterattack until further orders from Jackson. Ewell placed his main battle line along Brentsville Road, with batteries posted along the hills around Bristoe. Two regiments of Forno's Brigade were pushed forward near the Kettle Run bridge, ? mile to your right along the railroad. These men would warn of any approaching Federals. Also, the 60th Georgia Infantry with an artillery attachment were located on the southern side of the railroad to confront any Federals on that side of the tracks.
|Placed By||Prince William County Department of Public Works, Historic Preservation Division|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 10:44am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 278798 N 4288928|
|Decimal Degrees||38.72135000, -77.54440000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 43.281', W 77° 32.664'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 43' 16.86" N, 77° 32' 39.84" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10796 General Kirkland Dr, Bristow VA 20136, US|
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