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ACTION AT BRISTOE STATION On 26 August 1862 Maj . Gen . Thomas J . " Stonew ...

ACTION AT BRISTOE STATION On 26 August 1862 Maj . Gen . Thomas J . " Stonew ...

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Description: ACTION AT BRISTOE STATION On 26 August 1862 Maj . Gen . Thomas J . " Stonewall " Jacksons command , led by Col . Thomas T . Munfords 2d Virginia Cavalry and Maj . Gen . Richard S . Ewells division , arrived here at sunset after marching 54 miles in two days around Maj . Gen . John Popes Union army . They surprised and captured Popes infantry pickets , derailed two northbound trains , destroyed the Broad Run bridge , and cut telegraph wires to sever the Union lines of supply and communication with Washington . Jackson then captured Popes supply depot at Manassas Junction ( present day Manassas ) . Left as a rear guard , Ewell held off Union Maj . Gen . Joseph Hookers division near Kettle Run the next day , just before the Second Battle of Manassas on 28 30 August . Department of Historic Resources , 1994

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