The Bartow Monument Historical

The Bartow Monument Historical (HM1WY8)

Location: Manassas, VA 20109 Prince William County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 48.864', W 77° 31.248'

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Manassas National Battlefield Park

Colonel Francis S. Bartow was killed near here while leading the 7th Georgia Infantry in a counterattack. An ardent defender of slavery and states' rights, the Georgia politician was placed in command of a brigade of state troops shortly before the battle. His death at First Manassas rendered him on of the South's earliest military martyrs.

Six weeks after the battle, the men of Bartow's brigade commemorated their fallen leader, dedicating a stone shaft on the spot where he fell. The monument, possibly the first erected on any Civil War battlefield, disappeared the following spring. The current marker dates to 1936.

Artwork courtesy of the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University Library.
HM NumberHM1WY8
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 9:02am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 281135 N 4299199
Decimal Degrees38.81440000, -77.52080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.864', W 77° 31.248'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 51.84" N, 77° 31' 14.88" 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 6511 Sudley Rd, Manassas VA 20109, US
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