The Matthew Farm Historical

The Matthew Farm Historical (HM1WXI)

Location: Manassas, VA 20109 Prince William County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 49.544', W 77° 31.793'

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Manassas National Battlefield Park

In 1860, Martin Matthew owned a modest frame house on 123 acres. He shared the home with his brothers Carson and Edgar. The brothers cultivated wheat, corn, oats, and hay and also raised tobacco - a rarity in the area at the time. Woodlots provided timber for construction, material for fences, wood for fuel, and forage for livestock.

The Matthew house stood behind the Federal lines and provided shelter to the wounded. Two notable officers of the 2nd Rhode Island, Colonel John Slocum and Major Sullivan Ballou, both mortally wounded, were initially brought to the home before being transferred to the hospital at Sudley Church. The house survived the war but burned around 1901.

Photographer George Barnard captured this image of the Matthew House in March 1862f from approximately where you now stand. For local residents, the fighting here ushered in a thirteen month ordeal of contending armies, two major battles, and prolonged military occupation.
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 9:02am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 280381 N 4300479
Decimal Degrees38.82573333, -77.52988333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 49.544', W 77° 31.793'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 49' 32.64" N, 77° 31' 47.58" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5995 Sudley Rd, Manassas VA 20109, US
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