Henry Hill

Henry Hill (HM1PIK)

Location: Manassas, VA 20109 Prince William County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 48.808', W 77° 31.292'

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First Battle of Manassas

— July 21, 1861 —

Today's serene and peaceful fields belie the carnage that occurred here on July 21, 1861, when Union and Confederate troops clashed at the first major land battle of the Civil War - the First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run). The Heaviest and most sustained fighting occurred on this ground, resulting in over 5,000 American casualties.

Few had anticipated the devastation and ruin war would bring. Inexperienced soldiers on both sides had predicted a swift victory. Civilian spectators journeyed out to watch the battle from distant hills. The First Battle of Manassas challenged their naive expectations of war and exposed the sobering reality of the struggle ahead.

The self-guided Henry Hill Loop Trail (1.1 mile) connects the opposing battle lines and shares the story of two local families caught in the crossfire of war. Despite some changes to vegetation patterns, the landscape retains much of its wartime character.
Placed ByManassas National Battlefield, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Monday, November 23rd, 2015 at 9:04am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 281068 N 4299097
Decimal Degrees38.81346667, -77.52153333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.808', W 77° 31.292'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 48.48" N, 77° 31' 17.52" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)703, 571
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6511 Sudley Rd, Manassas VA 20109, US
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