VA-C28 Campaign of Second Manassas A

Marker text: C28 Campaign of Second Manassas

On 25 Aug. 1862, Maj. Gen. Thomas J. ÒStonewallÓ Jackson with half of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia began a wide flanking march around Union Maj. Gen. John PopeÕs Army of Virginia on the Rappahannock River near Warrenton. Jackson first marched west toward the Shenandoah Valley, then turned back east to strike PopeÕs railroad supply and communication lines. On the afternoon of 26 Aug., Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart joined Jackson near Gainesville to protect his right flank. Jackson next captured Bristoe Station on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, and then Manassas Junction, in a prelude to the Second Battle of Manassas.

Department of Historic Resources, 2000

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