1862During the summer of 1862, Manassas Junction became a major supply hub for Union armies operating in Virginia, making it a target for the Confederates. On August 27, Confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson unleashed his 24,000 troops on the depot here. Soldiers found both staples and delicacies — more than they could eat or carry. What they could not carry off, they often burned.
No pen can describe the rollicking antics of Jackson's men, as they reveled among the good things spread in prodigal profusion around them — in army goods and sutler stores. IT was more than funny to see the ragged, rough, dirty fellows, who had been half living on roasted corn and green apples for days, now drinking Rhine wine, eating lobster salad, potted tongue, cream biscuit, pound cake, canned fruits, and the like...
— John S. Robson, 52nd Virginia
|Series||This marker is part of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad series|
|Placed By||City of Manassas, Virginia|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, November 30th, 2019 at 1:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 285097 N 4291977|
|Decimal Degrees||38.75035000, -77.47295000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 45.021', W 77° 28.377'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 45' 1.26" N, 77° 28' 22.62" W|
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