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Henry Hill Loop

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Length


1.3 Miles 2.1 Kilometers


47' 14 m

Ascent

-51' -16 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

277' 84 m

High

231' 70 m

Low

Shared By Brian Smith

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A short, easy and historically rich trail.

Brian Smith

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Description

The critical fighting at First Manassas (Bull Run) centered on Henry Hill. This trail begins behind the visitor center, leads past Ricketts' Battery of Union artillery, and continues to the rebuilt Henry House. In the yard of the 1870 house is the grave of widow Judith Carter Henry, who was mortally wounded by artillery fire and the only civilian killed during the first battle. Behind the house is an 1865 monument erected by Union soldiers in "Memory of the Patriots who fell at Bull Run." From the Henry House the trail continues north to the location of Imboden's Confederate artillery overlooking Matthews Hill- occupied during the morning phase of the battle - and then across the fields to the site of the Robinson House, where Col. Wade Hampton led his South Carolina troops into the battle.

The trail loops back along the Southern line, where Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson received his famous nickname "Stonewall" from Brig. Gen. Barnard Bee, to the site where Confederate infantry captured artillery from Capt. Charles Griffin's Union battery- a major turning point in the battle.The final stop faces Chinn Ridge where, late in the afternoon, a Confederate attack crushed Gen. Irvin McDowell's right flank and began the rout of the entire Union army.

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Nov 29, 2018
Robert Preston
slightly muddy, cold, and windy. Still a nice walk
Nov 4, 2018
Ken Moses
Apr 25, 2018
Matthew Goins
Jun 16, 2012
Jean-Claude Linossi
History filled hike. 1.3mi — 0h 45m

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  3.8 from 4 votes

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#346

in Virginia

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