Manassas National Battlefield Park Photos May 2009

19 06 2009

These images were recorded on May 29-30, 2009; for the most part in the company of fellow blogger Craig Swain.  Click on the thumbs for larger images.


Visitor’s Center (VC) displays of Francis Brownell’s musket and 11th NY uniform worn at the occupation of Alexandria; Capt. James B. Ricketts’s sword and sash worn at First Bull Run.


Francis Bartow monument on the Henry Hill Trail; trees marking the site of the base to an earlier monument to Bartow erected in September 1861; two images of the base.


The Henry House; Judith Henry grave; view north to Matthews Hill from the Henry House.


View south along Ricketts’ line toward VC; site of death of Lt. Ramsey of Ricketts’ Battery; two images of 7th GA marker near Ricketts’ guns; view north along Ricketts’ line toward Matthews Hill.


Two views of the monument at Signal Hill in Manassas, marking the position of E. P. Alexander’s signal station.  The earthworks to the rear of the monument are off limits.


Entry to the path leading to Mayfield Fort in Manassas, part of Beauregard’s system of defensive earthworks; Mayfield Fort.


Parking lot on north side of Blackburn’s Ford; three views from north to south side of ford, panning to west.


View west along Warrenton Pike (Lee Highway) toward Cub Run (new bridge is lighter pavement); view west to run; view east to run; view of run from the west.


View south from Reynolds’ RI Battery on Mattews Hill south to Henry Hill; view east along Reynolds’ line.


View east along Stone Bridge Trail toward the monument Private George T. Stovall of the 8th GA; two views of the marker.


Two views of the Carter Family Cemetery on the Stone Bridge Trail, both looking south.


Area marked as Farm Ford on Bull Run, where the brigades fo Sherman and Keyes crossed.  NPS Ranger Jim Burgess believes the actual ford lies about 200 yards upstream from here.


View north to Matthews Hill from Imboden’s position on Henry Hill, Reynolds’ guns in the distance; view northwest to Dogan’s Ridge from Imboden’s position, Dogan House in the distance.


Entrance to original Sudley Road trace near the VC, looking south with Sudley Rd to the right; the trace looking north to the VC; the trace looking south.


The Stone House at the intersection of the Sudley-Manassas Rd and the Warrenton Pike – view north from the Pike; view southwest from the rear of the house; two interior images.


Buck Hill to the north of the Stone House – view south to Henry Hill; view north to Matthews Hill; view east toward the Stone Bridge.


Chinn Ridge looking north – the area of the repulse of Col. O. O. Howard’s brigade.


The Thornberry House near Sudley Springs – Union soldiers took shelter in this house (much changed from the original) after the battle.



One response

22 06 2009
Brad Davidson

Nice photos Harry! Your first photo of Matthew’s Hill shows the split rail fence that has recently been added to that part of the battlefield. Have you heard if any other renovation is planned for Matthew’s Hill?


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