Matthews Hill.  On August 29, 1861, Pope's army found Jackson's troops behind the unfinished railroad grade west of this location.  Throughout the day the fields across the road were filled with Union soldiers forming for assaults against the Confederates.  Jackson's line was stressed, but did not break.  Union artillery batteries took position along this ridge while Pope's headquarters was placed behind this location.  Mike Lynaugh

Matthews Hill.  On August 29, 1861, Pope's army found Jackson's troops behind the unfinished railroad grade west of this location.  Throughout the day the fields across the road were filled with Union soldiers forming for assaults against the Confederates.  Jackson's line was stressed, but did not break.  Union artillery batteries took position along this ridge while Pope's headquarters was placed behind this location.

Mike Lynaugh