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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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