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Manassas National Battlefield Park


  • Address: VA 215
  • Vicinity: NW of Manassas off VA 215
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

Where Southern Victories Tested Northern Resolve

On July 21, 1861, two armies clashed for the first time on the fields overlooking Bull Run. Heavy fighting swept away any notion of a quick war. In August 1862, Union and Confederate armies converged for a second time on the plains of Manassas. The Confederates won a solid victory bringing them to the height of their power. - NPS


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1861/07/21 Thomas J Jackson Confederate Commander Jackson earns 'Stonewall' moniker First Battle of Bull Run
1861/07/21 George Armstrong Custer Union Commander Union cavalry commander at the First Battle of Bull Run, known as 'The Boy General' First Battle of Bull Run
1861/07/21 P G T Beauregard Confederate Commander 18,000 Union troops battle 18,000 troops from Confederate States of America First Battle of Bull Run
1861/07/21 Joseph E Johnston Confederate Commander 18,000 Union troops battle 18,000 troops from Confederate States of America First Battle of Bull Run
1862/08/30 Charles William Field Confederate Commander Charles William Field is severely wounded in the second engagement of Second Manassas. Second Battle of Bull Run
1862/08/30 Fletcher Webster Died Fletcher Webster is killed on Chinn Ridge in defense of Henry House Hill in the Second Battle of Bull Run. Second Battle of Bull Run
1862/08/30 Robert Brown Potter Lt Col, New York Militia Lt Col Robert Brown Potter commands the 51st New York Volunteer Infantry in IX Corps at Second Bull Run. Second Battle of Bull Run
1862/08/30 Edward D French, a member of the French Zouave, is shot through the back during a retreat at the Battle near Bull's Run on the afternoon of the 30th. Second Battle of Bull Run
1862/09/01 Edward D French Wounded A wounded Edward French is retrieved from battlefield. He had no personal possessions, it was typical of the Confederates to take things of value. Second Battle of Bull Run
1911/07/21 The Union and Confederate veterans line up in opposing rows on Henry House Hill, where on a signal, the two sides approach each other and shook hands in friendship and reconciliation. Manassas National Jubilee of Peace
1911/07/21 Edmund Berkeley Dignitary Lt Col Edmund Berkeley opens the Manassas National Jubilee of Peace, a week-long celebration of national healing and reunion, with an address and a poem he wrote. Manassas, the site of the first major battle of the war, was the site of the first reunion. Manassas National Jubilee of Peace
1939/00/00 George S Patton Colonel Military training exercises

Places

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Manassas Battlefield Historic District - Stony Ridge
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Data »

Particulars for Manassas National Battlefield Park:
Cultural Affiliation American Military
Historic Use Battle site
Owner Federal
Architectural Style Greek Revival
Area of Significance Historic and non-aboriginal
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Criteria Information Potential
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Single dwelling



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Manassas National Battlefield Park
Registry Address: NW of Manassas off VA 215
Registry Number: 66000039
Resource Type: District
Owner: Federal
Architectural Style: Greek revival
Area in Acres: 4521
Contributing Buildings: 12
Contributing Sites: 7
Contributing Structures: 1
Contributing Objects: 6
Other Certification: Additional documentation
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Battlefield Park
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Historic and non-aboriginal, Military
Applicable Criteria: Event, Information Potential
Cultural Affiliation: American military
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1861, 1862
Historic Function: Domestic, Recreation and Culture, Defense, Funerary
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, Battle site
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Domestic, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Museum Single dwelling Park

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