Portici (HM142Q)

Location: Manassas, VA 20109
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 48.375', W 77° 30.504'

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On the ridge ahead of you stood "Portici," an important landmark of both battles of Manassas. In 1861, Frank Lewis resided here with his wife Fannie and two small children. Their middling plantation consisted of 769 acres. The family owned eleven slaves to work the property - cultivating grain, herding livestock, and performing domestic chores.

The arrival over war shattered Portici's peaceful existence. During the First Battle of Manassas, the home served as both a headquarters and a hospital. Thirteen months later, Union and Confederate cavalry clashed in the adjacent fields. Returning to utter devastation at war's end, the Lewis family began the arduous process of rebuilding their lives, a scene repeated countless times throughout the ravaged South.

A short walk leads to the site of Portici. Exhibits there discuss the property's role during the two battles. The trail to the left leads to the Ball family cemetery and Holkum's Branch.
HM NumberHM142Q
Year Placed2012
Placed ByManassas National Battlefield Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 10:06am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 282187 N 4298265
Decimal Degrees38.80625000, -77.50840000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.375', W 77° 30.504'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 22.50" N, 77° 30' 30.24" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9990 Battleview Pkwy, Manassas VA 20109, US
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