LOVE Sign, Manassas, VA

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Manassas, VA (Independent City)

. In July 1861, the First Battle of Manassas - also known as the First Battle of Bull Run - the first major land battle of the American Civil War, was fought nearby. Manassas commemorated the 150th anniversary of the First Battle of Manassas during July 21-24, 2011.

. Second Battle of Manassas (or the Second Battle of Bull Run) was fought near Manassas during August 28-30, 1862. At that time, Manassas Junction was little more than a railroad crossing, but a strategic one, with rails leading to Richmond, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and the Shenandoah Valley. Despite these two Confederate victories, Manassas Junction was in Union hands for most of the war.

. Following the war, the crossroads grew into the town of Manassas, which was incorporated in 1873. In 1892, Manassas became the county seat of Prince William County, replacing Brentsville, Virginia. In 1975, Manassas became an independent city. (1)

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Comments (2)

neil.gilmour on December 16, 2013

Nice but I like the Love sculpture in Philadelphia better. LIKE Neil http://www.panoramio.com/photo/74077510?tag=Philadelphia

chfstew on December 29, 2013

Thanks! I was in Philly just a couple of days prior to this but didn't see their LOVE sign.

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  • Uploaded on December 14, 2013
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