"First Federal Victory South of the Potomac"In the fall of 1861, Fairfax County found itself between two large armies. Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston and his army occupied the Centreville area. The Federal army, still regrouping after the devastating defeat at the First Battle of Manassas, manned the growing line of fortifications protecting Washington, D.C. Union morale was low, and a battlefield victory was desperately needed.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 10:44am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 295606 N 4320348|
|Decimal Degrees||39.00830000, -77.36056667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 0.498', W 77° 21.634'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 0' 29.88" N, 77° 21' 38.04" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 11965-11985 Leesburg Pike, Herndon VA 20170, US|
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