Civilian HardshipsThroughout the Civil War, Haymarket and its residents endured the consequences of occupying an important geographical location. Marching armiespassed through the town during the First and Second Battles of Manassas,the engagement at Thoroughfare Gap, the "Buckland Races," and numerousother cavalry engagements. Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee, Thomas J."Stonewall" Jackson, James Longstreet, J.E.B. Stuart, Joseph E. Johnston, and P.G.T. Beauregard, as well as U.S. Gens. George D. Bayard, James B.Ricketts, Henry E. Davies, and George A. Custer, all passed through here.Many young local men joined the Confederate cause, serving in the 8th and17th Virginia Infantry Regiments. St. Paul's Episcopal Church (built in1802) was used as a hospital after the First and Second Battles of Manassas, as well as during the measles epidemic that swept through the Confederatecamps, west of the Mantissas Battlefield, in the Autumn of 1861.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 4:43pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 271022 N 4299249|
|Decimal Degrees||38.81228333, -77.63718333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 48.737', W 77° 38.231'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 48' 44.22" N, 77° 38' 13.86" W|
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|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 15025 Washington St, Haymarket VA 20169, US|
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