— Second Manassas Campaign —In Aug. 1862, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee ordered Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson from the Rappahannock River to keep Gen. John Pope's and Gen. George B. McClellan's armies from uniting. Jackson marched on Aug. 25, and Lee followed the next day with the rest of the Army of Northern Virginia. Jackson captured Bristoe Station and Manassas Junction late on Aug. 26. When reports reached Pope, he thought it was one of J.E.B. Stuart's raids and ordered Gen. George W. Taylor's reinforced infantry brigade to drive the imagined cavalrymen away.
|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 6:49am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 286255 N 4293961|
|Decimal Degrees||38.76850000, -77.46025000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 46.11', W 77° 27.615'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 46' 6.60" N, 77° 27' 36.90" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8686-8698 Breeden Ave, Manassas VA 20110, US|
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