Thoroughfare Gap Civil War Trails Site

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The Confederate columns, led by Jackson's force, headed to this Bull Run Mountain pass after leaving The Plains. Jackson's troops sprinted though Aug. 26 without a problem, putting distance between him and Longstreet, who lagged behind. By Aug. 28, there were lots of Federals in the areas, some of whom headed to the gap to oppose Longstreet, who had to fight his way through on that day. Trail sign at the gap with a view of the ruins of Chapman's Mill, a landmark on the battlefield.

Thoroughfare Gap Civil War Trails Site

Thoroughfare Gap (on I-66)
Scott, VA 20137

Prince William County, VA


Manassas, VA — According to legend, the name Manassas was derived from an Indian source or from Manasseh, a Jewish innkeeper at Manassas Gap. Manassas originated in 1852 at the junction of two railroads which linked…


Historic Manassas Visitor Center
9431 West St. Manassas, VA 20110
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