Stonewall Jackson monument vandalized at Manassas National Battlefield Park

A National Park Service preservation expert works to clean white paint from the granite base of the Stonewall Jackson Monument at Manassas National Battlefield Park.
An NPS preservation expert begins work to clean the monument's granite base.

NPS

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
News Release Date: October 4, 2017

Contact: Ray Brown

Contact: Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles

Manassas, Va. – The National Park Service (NPS) is actively working to remove paint that was poured and sprayed on the General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson monument at Manassas National Battlefield Park. The vandalism happened overnight and was discovered at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 4.

Vandals poured a large quantity of white paint on three of the four sides of the polished granite base, and “Dead!!!” was painted in gold spray paint. NPS law enforcement park rangers are investigating the incident; anyone with information is asked to call 301-714-2235.

NPS preservation experts have started to remove the paint from the monument, and are assessing the best methods to remove remaining paint, oils and residue.

The monument was erected in 1940 at the site where Jackson first received the nickname “Stonewall,” at the First Battle of Manassas on July 21, 1861.

###



Last updated: October 4, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

12521 Lee Highway
Manassas, VA 20109

Phone:

(703) 361-1339 x0

Contact Us