January 29, 2019

Stone House, Manassas Battlefield

Since today was a snowy day, I'll start with a snow scene. I took this picture many years ago, but even then the car was an antique. I don't know why someone had it out in the snow. This was at the historic Stone House on Manassas Battlefield.

Here's the stone house as it looked three weeks ago.
Tuesday Treasures.

A sign tells us that "In times of peace the Stone House was a tavern and travelers' rest. During both battles wounded soldiers found shelter here and some left their mark on the house."

This building is on the grounds of Manassas National Battlefield Park, site of two major American Civil War battles, the first at the beginning of the war on July, 1861, and another in late August of 1862.

Historical marker #C44 stands nearby along with two other markers. I'm a bit mystified by the misspelling of the word "repulsed" (as replused) because a photo of this same sign on Historical Marker Database has the correct spelling and also the font appears to be different. Perhaps that photo was taken from the reverse side or perhaps the marker was redone when moved a few years ago.

First Battle of Manassas
On the Matthews Hill, just to the north, the Confederates repulsed the attack of the Unionists, coming from the north, in the forenoon of July 21, 1861. The Union forces, reinforced, drove the Confederates to the Henry Hill, just to the south. There the latter reformed under cover of Stonewall Jackson. In the afternoon, McDowell vainly attempted to rally his retreating troops on the Matthews Hill after they had been driven down the Henry Hill.


  1. ...Linda, wonderful pictures of this historic sight. The stone building is a treasure. I like the Virginia markers! Thanks for sharing.

  2. The Stone House is weathering well Linda. The spelling mistake does jump out it's amazing that it got as far as the making of the sign without being noticed ✨

  3. Gostei de ver estas fotografias e aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.

    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

  4. Hello, love the stone building. It is a treasure! Wishing you a happy Wednesday!

  5. Wonderful building. I actually pull over sometimes to read historic markers. I bet I'm one in a million! Glad that they've been posted, but some are a bit silly in their placement. Black Mountain has two that come to mind. Perhaps the placements were based on property owners who were or were not inclined to have them nearby. One is several miles from the place where it refers. Maybe I should just do a post about them!

  6. what always amazed me was the spectators who watched the battles

  7. The Stone House looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing the history of te place, I enjoyed reading about it.


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