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Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Company B, 4th U.S. Artillery

Second Battle of Manassas

 
 
Company B, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
1. Company B, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
Inscription.
August 28, 1862
6:30 p.m.

1st Division (King), Third Corps (McDowell),
Army of Virginia, USA

Company B, 4th U.S. Artillery
Capt. Joseph B. Campbell
Six 12-pounder Napoleons

"Campbell's pieces came up on the gallop, these fences along the pike being torn down to let them pass into the field. With shells bursting about them, they were placed in position and began to reply rapidly from the knoll from where I had first caught sight of the enemy's guns.
- Brig. Gen. John Gibbon
 
Location. 38° 48.782′ N, 77° 33.385′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located on a walking trail running east from driving tour stop 1, Battery Heights, in Manassas National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery Heights (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 76th New York Infantry (about 600 feet away); 6th Wisconsin Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 21st Georgia Infantry (approx.
Company B, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
2. Company B, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
mile away); 15th Alabama Infantry (approx. mile away); 21st North Carolina Infantry (approx. mile away); 7th Wisconsin Infantry (approx. mile away); 26th Georgia Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gun Line Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 6, 2007
3. Gun Line
Until recently, six 12-pounder Napoleons represented the battery at this location. These guns were pulled out for maintenance, with some relocated to other sections of the battlefield.
Campbell's Duel with Confederate Artillery Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
4. Campbell's Duel with Confederate Artillery
Campbell brought his battery to a knoll looking across the valley near Brawner Farm. Confederate artillery occupied the high ground on the far side of the valley, just left of center behind the far tree line. The area on the hill side in the distance was recently cleared to restore the wartime appearance.
Similar View before the Clearing Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 6, 2007
5. Similar View before the Clearing
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 841 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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