The Arrival of Jefferson Davis Historical

The Arrival of Jefferson Davis Historical (HM1WXF)

Location: Manassas, VA 20109 Prince William County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 48.642', W 77° 30.61'

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First Battle of Manassas

—July 21, 1861 6 p.m. —

In frantic suspense, Confederate President Jefferson Davis found it impossible to remain in Richmond. He secured a special train to Manassas Junction and then proceeded to the battlefield on horseback. As he approached Portici, the president learned of the great Southern victory.

Determined to tour the battleground, Davis and his retinue set off for Henry Hill. As they descended here into the valley of Hokums Branch, the group encountered a crowd of soldiers congregated around the stream, including "Stonewall" Jackson, who was receiving treatment for a broken finger from Dr. Hunter McGuire.

The physician recalled that Jackson "stood up at once, he took off his cap and saluted the president and said: "We have whipped them; they ran like dogs. Give me 10,000 men and I shall take Washington City tomorrow!" Despite Jackson's bold proclamation, the Confederates lacked the organization to pursue the defeated Union Army.

West Point Museum Art Collection, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
Placed ByManassas Nationa Battlefield Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 282047 N 4298763
Decimal Degrees38.81070000, -77.51016667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.642', W 77° 30.61'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 38.52" N, 77° 30' 36.6" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10200 Battleview Pkwy, Manassas VA 20109, US
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