Manassas Station Operations, VA
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Manassas National Battlefield Park, Virginia, United States
Northern Virginia Campaign [August 1862]
Brig. Gen. G.W. Taylor
Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson
On the evening of August 26, after passing around
Pope’s right flank via Thoroughfare Gap,
Jackson’s wing of the army struck the
Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Bristoe Station and before daybreak August 27
marched to capture and destroy the massive Union supply depot at Manassas
This surprise movement forced
Pope into an abrupt retreat from his defensive
line along the Rappahannock River.
On August 27, Jackson
routed a Union brigade near Union Mills (Bull Run Bridge), inflicting several
hundred casualties and mortally wounding Union Brig.
Gen. G.W. Taylor.
Division fought a brisk rearguard action against
Hooker’s division at Kettle Run, resulting in about 600 casualties.
held back Union forces until dark.
During the night of August 27-28,
Jackson marched his divisions north to the
First Manassas battlefield, where he took position behind an unfinished railroad
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