Matthews Hill Loop

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0.9 Miles 1.5 Kilometers


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44' 14 m

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-44' -13 m

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271' 83 m

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240' 73 m

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Explore the ground on which the opening phase of combat occurred during the Battle of First Manassas

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Begin your hike at the Matthews Hill parking lot (Tour Stop #4). The trail leads up the crest of the hill to Capt. William Reynolds' battery of Union artillery. From this vantage point, visitors can observe the landscape from Union artillery positions that overlook the historic Stone House and Confederate artillery positions on distant Henry Hill.

Scenic vistas looking south and west give an excellent view of major portions of the battlefield. The trail descends down the front slope of Matthews Hill before turning east and entering the woods.Visitors will soon come upon the Stovall monument, marking the approximate location where Pvt. George Stovall of the 8th Georgia was killed. The trail loops back by paralleling the Union battle line, with trailside markers indicating the approximate location of Federal regiments during the combat.

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