In Aug. 1862, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee dispatched Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson to lure Maj. Gen. John Pope's Union army away from the Rappahannock River. On Aug. 28, Jackson's force concealed itself northeast of here near Groveton atop a wooded ridge on and beyond John Brawner's farm to await the rest of Lee's army. Early in the evening, as Brig. Gen. Rufus King's division of Pope's army marched by in search of Jackson, he attacked, stopping the Federal movement with heavy casualties on both sides. This engagement began the Second Battle of Manassas.
Date Approved by DHR: 09/09/03
Geographic Location: Prince William County
Physical Description of Location: Lee Highway (US 29) northbound, after going under I-66 overpass and about 500 feet south of intersection with University Boulevard, Manassas, VA 20109.
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