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Map 3: Manassas Battlefield today. [Graphic] Map 3 with link to higher quality map.
(National Park Service)

There was a second battle at Manassas (also known as the second battle of Bull Run) that was four times larger than the first campaign and raged over a much wider area. Both conflicts are commemorated at the Manassas National Battlefield Park, a unit of the National Park System. Even though war ravaged the area twice, few reminders of the battle exist today.

Questions for Map 3

1. Locate the Henry House (rebuilt in the 1870s), the Stone House, and the Portici House site. What is the distance between these sites?

2. The old Stone House was used as a hospital. Examine the map and note the advantages of using this site as a hospital.

3. What other information about the battles that took place at Manassas can be generated from studying the map?

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