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

76th New York Infantry

Second Battle of Manassas

 
 
76th New York Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
1. 76th New York Infantry Marker
Inscription.
August 28, 1862
7:15 p.m.

2nd Brigade (Doubleday), First Division (King)
Third Corps (McDowell), Army of Virginia, USA

76th New York Infantry
("Cortland County Regiment")

Col. W.P. Wainwright

"Waving their colors defiantly, the rebels advanced from the woods to charge upon Gibbon's brigade to our left. Gibbon's men did not run. Those western men are not easily scared. They stood still and fired as fast as they could. We gave the Rebs a crossfire, thinning their ranks and prostrating their color bearer. The Rebels finding they were getting the worst of it turned their backs and pointed for the woods."
-Sgt. Uberton Burnham
 
Location. 38° 48.851′ N, 77° 33.469′ 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 north 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. Company B, 4th U.S. Artillery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 21st Georgia Infantry (about 700
76th New York Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
2. 76th New York Infantry Marker
feet away); 6th Wisconsin Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 21st North Carolina Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery Heights (approx. 0.2 miles away); 7th Wisconsin Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 15th Alabama Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 26th Georgia Infantry (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .  76th New York Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on April 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Dogan Branch image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
3. Dogan Branch
The marker stands beside the trail just before Dogan Branch. The 76th New York deployed with the rest of Doubleday's Brigade, crossed to the north side of the branch, confronting Confederates on the high ground there.
76th New York Infantry's Advance and Withdrawal image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
4. 76th New York Infantry's Advance and Withdrawal
Looking from the beginning of the trail near the parking area, to the north over Dogan Branch. The 76th New York deployed, with the rest of the Brigade, from Warrenton Turnpike (modern US 29), at around 7:15 a.m. advancing diagonally from left to the center of this view. The New Yorkers were on the right of the 7th Wisconsin, of Gibbon's Brigade. Later around 1 p.m. the Brigade fell back to the turnpike. The marker is located at the break in the line of cedars, in the center of this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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