Headquarters and RefugeBuilt of locally quarried sandstone about 1820 and later expanded, the Conner House was used during the Civil War by the Confederacy and then by the United States. After the First Battle of Manassas on July 21, 1861, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, who with P.G.T. Beauregard had commanded the victorious Southern army, kept his headquarters here until November. From here, Johnston secured his position at Manassas Junction and control of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, the tracks of which ran just east of the house. Johnston evacuated the area on March 8-9, 1862, to defend Richmond.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 5:20am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 287553 N 4293619|
|Decimal Degrees||38.76573333, -77.44521667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 45.944', W 77° 26.713'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 45' 56.64" N, 77° 26' 42.78" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8228 Conner Dr, Manassas VA 20111, US|
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