Manning the Fort
— The Manassas Museum System —The life of Civil War soldiers in camp was one of boredom, fear, mischief, disease and even death. Thousands of young men, many of whom had never before left their family farms or urban neighborhoods, were crowded into the makeshift camps. Disease could run rampant, and sanitary conditions were often inadequate. Most men lived in tents year-round, though the Confederates built crude wooden huts during the winter of 1861-1862.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 12:37am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 286876 N 4292310|
|Decimal Degrees||38.75378333, -77.45260000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 45.227', W 77° 27.156'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 45' 13.62" N, 77° 27' 9.36" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8401 Quarry Rd, Manassas VA 20110, US|
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