PAGE NINE: MAY 14, 2011...OLD WATERLOO BRIDGE TO MANASSAS
We took 29 east out of Warrenton (after lunch there), taking it all the way through the Manassas Battlefield Park to Sudley Road where
the Henry Hill Visitors Center is. This was Jonathon's first experience of war, the first time he 'went to see the elephant.' This is the famous
statue of Stonewall Jackson out in the field just past the Visitors Center.
The syrup pitcher atop a cannon on Henry Hill
The top of Henry Hill with the Henry house in the distance
The fields to our right as we walked toward the Henry house
Federal monument behind the Henry house
The Henry house, or rather, the rebuilt Henry house. The original was destroyed during the war. Judith Henry was bedridden in
the house and was mortally wounded when a Union artillery shell crashed through her bedroom, tearing off one of her feet and
inflicting multiple wounds from which she died that day.
This is what was left of the original Henry house
The Chinn ridge up which Jonathon charged is off to the left from this position. They had marched and countermarched miles and
miles before that charge then they continued on from left to right at an angle below this, crossing Youngs Branch, which curves around
the base of Henry Hill. We only walked around atop Henry Hill as my braced leg wasn't terribly happy at this point. You can get a
pretty good idea of the lay of the land from up there, though.
Looking back at the Visitors Center from near the Henry house
The Stone House on the Warrenton Pike. During the battle, the 13th crossed this road. I took this out my side window as we were
stopped at the light at the intersection of Sudley and the Warrenton Pike.
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