Lincoln Reviews Troops at Bailey's Crossroads

Lincoln Reviews Troops at Bailey's Crossroads (HMID)

Location: Baileys Crossroads, VA 22041 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 51.254', W 77° 8.162'

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After the Union defeat on 21 July 1861 at the First Battle of Manassas, Lincoln appointed Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan as commander of the demoralized army. A superb organizer, McClellan rebuilt the army and on 20 November 1861 staged a formal military review here, between Munson's Hill and Bailey's Crossroads. Lincoln and his entire cabinet attended. Occupying nearly 200 acres, some 50,000 troops, "including seven divisions—seven regiments of cavalry, ninety regiments of infantry, [and] twenty batteries of artillery," took part in the review, at that time the largest ever held in America.
Series This marker is part of the Defenses of Washington series
Marker NumberT 40
Year Placed1992
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 11:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 314648 N 4302768
Decimal Degrees38.85423333, -77.13603333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.254', W 77° 8.162'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 15.24" N, 77° 8' 9.72" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6220 Greenbelt Lake Trail, Baileys Crossroads VA 22041, US
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