Seven miles south is Manassas, where Jackson, on his turning movement around Pope, destroyed vast quantities of supplies, August 26-27, 1862. Hill and Ewell of Jackson's force, coming from Manassas, reached Centreville on their way to Jackson's position north of Groveton, August 28, 1862.
Geographic Location: Fairfax County
Physical Description of Location: Marker is on grounds of Centreville public library. Southwest corner of intersection of Machen Road and Lee Highway (Route 29), Centreville, VA 20121. Marker is not visible from Route 29. Park in library parking lot and walk to access marker.
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