Bullets "Humming Like a Bee-hive"On July 18, 1861, Gen. Irvin McDowell, the Union army commander, learned that the Confederate army had withdrawn from its Centreville earthworks to a strong defensive position behind Bull Run. McDowell ordered Gen. Daniel Tyler to reconnoiter the stream but not bring on an engagement. Tyler accompanied Col. Israel Richardson's brigade to Blackburn's Ford. Arriving about noon, Tyler and Richardson found a cleared field sloping down from woods to the creek's banks, which were thick with underbrush and trees. Tyler decided to test the Confederate position after seeing enemy artillery in the distance.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 2:44am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 287283 N 4297810|
|Decimal Degrees||38.80340000, -77.44961667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 48.204', W 77° 26.977'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 48' 12.24" N, 77° 26' 58.62" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7122 Centreville Rd, Centreville VA 20121, US|
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