First Battle of Manassas
— July 21, 1861 - 11 a.m. —Colonel William T. Sherman spent the morning searching for a location suitable for his brigade to cross Bull Run. He ruled out the Stone Bridge - its narrow span stood too exposed, and rumors circulated that the bridge was mined. Turning his attention upstream, Sherman received unexpected assistance from a reckless Confederate. A Southern officer, possibly Major Roberdeau Wheat rode down from this bluff and stood in the creek taunting Union soldiers. In the process, he revealed a shallow crossing place.
|Placed By||Manassas National Battlefield Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 4:26pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 282170 N 4300672|
|Decimal Degrees||38.82791667, -77.50935000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 49.675', W 77° 30.561'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 49' 40.50" N, 77° 30' 33.66" W|
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|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10026-10250 Lee Highway, Centreville VA 20121, US|
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