First Battle of Manassas
— July 21, 1861 6 a.m. —From this ridge, Colonel Nathan G. Evans stood watch over the Stone Bridge, prepared to contest Union efforts to cross Bull Run. His brigade of 1,100 Confederates anchored the left flank of a seven mile defensive line guarding Manassas Junction. At first light on July 21, Federals east of the bridge sent artillery shells screaming overhead. Skirmishers from both sides opened a sporadic musket fire.
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|Placed By||Manassas National Battlefield Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 282077 N 4300176|
|Decimal Degrees||38.82343333, -77.51026667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 49.406', W 77° 30.616'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 49' 24.36" N, 77° 30' 36.96" W|
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|Area Code(s)||703, 571, 202|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10252-10318 US-29, Centreville VA 20120, US|
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