Manassas National Battlefield Park Photos

Manassas (aka Bull Run) was the site of two Civil War battles about a year apart. The site has been preserved by the National Park Service which has restored a three original houses and has a small Civil War museum in the Visitor's Center. Manassas I (July 21, 1861) was a Union forray from Washington, DC, which turned into a stampede back to Washington by both Union troops and spectators. In that battle the North came from the East along a Warrenton Pike, only to be blocked by Southern lines at the Stone Bridge and its deep gully. Circling to the North and crossing at Sudley's Ford, the Yanks faced the South who held the hills around the Henry House. It was there that Stonewall Jackson got his nickname for holding his ground, standing like a stone wall. Manassas II (Aug. 28-30, 1862) saw Rebel troops holding positions slightly west of the original battle around the Warrenton Pike. When Union troops tried to move west on the Pike, the South drove them back over the Stone Bridge.

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Stone House at Manassas National Historic Site, a tavern used as field hospital. Manassas, VA.Tavern at Stone House of Manassas National Battlefield Park. Manassas, VA.Tavern table in Stone House at Manassas National Battlefield Park. Manassas, VA.Manassas [aka Bull Run] battlefield & National Park Service visitor center. Manassas, VA.
Stone House at Manassas National Historic Site, a tavern used as field hospital. Manassas, VA.Tavern at Stone House of Manassas National Battlefield Park. Manassas, VA.Tavern table in Stone House at Manassas National Battlefield Park. Manassas, VA.Manassas [aka Bull Run] battlefield & National Park Service visitor center. Manassas, VA.
Statue of Thomas Jonathan Jackson who got the name Stonewall for standing firm at the first battle of Manassas. Manassas, VA.Statue of Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson who held the South's position at the first Manassas or Bull Run battle. Manassas, VA.Manassas battlefield looking downhill to Union positions. Manassas, VA.Cannons & caissons on Manassas battlefield. Manassas, VA.
Statue of Thomas Jonathan Jackson who got the name Stonewall for standing firm at the first battle of Manassas (July 21, 1861). Manassas, VA.Statue of Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson who held the South's position at the first Manassas or Bull Run battle. Manassas, VA.Manassas battlefield looking downhill to Union positions. Manassas, VA.Cannons & caissons on Manassas battlefield. Manassas, VA.
Manassas battlefield terrain with Henry House. Manassas, VA.Henry House & farm which became center of Manassas battles. Manassas, VA.Monument to patriots who fell at Bull Run. Manassas, VA.Stone Bridge which played role in both Battles of Bull Run. Manassas, VA.
Manassas battlefield terrain with Henry House. Manassas, VA.Henry House & farm which became center of Manassas battles. Manassas, VA.Monument to patriots who fell at Bull Run. Manassas, VA.Stone Bridge which played role in both Battles of Bull Run. Manassas, VA.
Gully near Stone Bridge which blocked Union advance in Manassas I & Union retreat in Manassas II. Manassas, VA.Dogan House site of Manassas II Union lines at Manassas National Battlefield Park. Manassas, VA.Cornerstone of Wilmer McLean's barn, man who saw Civil start in his front yard at Manassas & end in his back yard at Appomattox Courthouse, at Manassas NHS museum. Manassas, VA.Union military snare drum at Manassas NHS museum. Manassas, VA.
Gully near Stone Bridge which blocked Union advance in Manassas I & Union retreat in Manassas II. Manassas, VA.Dogan House site of Manassas II Union lines at Manassas National Battlefield Park. Manassas, VA.Cornerstone of Wilmer McLean's barn, man who saw Civil start in his front yard at Manassas & end in his back yard at Appomattox Courthouse, at Manassas NHS museum. Manassas, VA.Union military snare drum at Manassas NHS museum. Manassas, VA.
Zouaves uniform of 11th New York company at Manassas NHS museum. Manassas, VA.Collection of Civil War pistols at Manassas NHS museum. Manassas, VA.Collection of Civil War buckles at Manassas NHS museum. Manassas, VA.Volunteer Maine Militia cartridge box plate at Manassas NHS museum. Manassas, VA.
Zouaves uniform of 11th New York company at Manassas NHS museum. Manassas, VA.Collection of Civil War pistols at Manassas NHS museum. Manassas, VA.Collection of Civil War buckles at Manassas NHS museum. Manassas, VA.Volunteer Maine Militia cartridge box plate at Manassas NHS museum. Manassas, VA.
Civil War medicine bottles at Manassas NHS museum. Manassas, VA.Surgeon's Civil War surgical kit at Manassas NHS museum. Manassas, VA.

Civil War medicine bottles at Manassas NHS museum. Manassas, VA.Surgeon's Civil War surgical kit at Manassas NHS museum. Manassas, VA.


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