On July 21, 1861, the first major battle of the Civil War took place at and around this home in the railroad community of Manassas Junction. The First Battle of Bull Run ended with the death of more than 5,000.
Judith Carter Henry, 84 or 85 years old and bedridden, refused to leave her upstairs bedroom as the battle was fought on the surrounding hill. She was mortally wounded by artillery fire and was the first civilian killed at First Bull Run, July 21, 1861. Mrs. Henry's grave rests in the yard of the house. The remains of the house were burned during the Second Battle of Manassas.
Behind the house is an 1865 monument erected by union solders in "Memory of the Patriots who fell at Bull Run."
This keepsake is hand-crafted from ¾” thick wood with a detailed front design and a short description on the back. You can set it neatly on a shelf, desk or narrow ledge such as window, door trim, or wainscoting. Group it with other Cat’s Meows to create your own memory of the special places you have visited. Casper, our black cat mascot, is sitting on the front porch, purrhaps contemplating the hiss-tory of our nation's past. He is the sign of an authentic Cat's Meow!