"Look out for your left, you are turned"This elevation behind the Confederate right flank at Manassas in July1861 was one of four Confederatesignal stations established by Capt. Edward Porter Alexander; Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard's signal officer. Because the hilltop was devoid of trees, it offered excellent sight linesto the north andwest withoutbuilding a signaltower. As UnionGen. IrvinMcDowell's armyapproached, theCentreville stationwas abandoned,but Alexander'ssignalmen remained at the other three stations and "wig-wagged" messages from one end of Beauregard's Bull Run line to the other.
|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 7:39pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 288117 N 4292205|
|Decimal Degrees||38.75313333, -77.43830000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 45.188', W 77° 26.298'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 45' 11.28" N, 77° 26' 17.88" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9181-9203 Signal View Dr, Manassas VA 20111, US|
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