On July 19, 1861 Stonewall Jackson's brigade of General Joseph E. Johnston's corps marched to this station from Winchester. They crowded into freight and cattle cars and travelled to the 1st Battle of Manassas. The use of a railroad to carry more than ten thousand troops to the Manassas battlefield gave striking demonstration of the arrival of a new era in military transport and contributed significantly to the Confederate victory there.
Geographic Location: Fauquier County
Physical Description of Location: 3339 County Road 623, Marshall, VA 20144. Marker is visible from intersection of Winchester Road (Route 17) and County Road 623. Marker is on right when traveling north on Route 17.
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