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

21st Georgia Infantry

Second Battle of Manassas

 
 
21st Georgia Infantry Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
1. 21st Georgia Infantry Marker
Inscription.
August 28, 1862
7:15 p.m.

Trimble's Brigade, Ewell's Division
Left Wing (Jackson)
Army of Northern Virginia, CSA

21st Georgia INfantry
Capt. Thomas C. Glover

"The fence being reached, the work of death commenced at short range. From this fence we poured volleys into the enemy for 30 or 40 minutes, when orders were given to fix bayonets and charge. The Federals held their lines until we were so close that the blazes from their guns seemed to pass through our ranks. Then they fled and the day was our but at what a cost!"
-Pvts. B. F. Jones and Charles D. Camp.
 
Location. 38° 48.941′ N, 77° 33.553′ 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. 21st North Carolina Infantry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 76th New York Infantry (about 700 feet away); 26th Georgia Infantry
Damage to Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 15, 2010
2. Damage to Marker
Seen in November 2010.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); 7th Wisconsin Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 15th Alabama Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 6th Wisconsin Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Company B, 4th U.S. Artillery (approx. mile away); Shooting Gallery (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .  21st Georgia Infantry. Short history of the regiment. (Submitted on April 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
21st Georgia Infantry Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
3. 21st Georgia Infantry Marker
21st Georgia Infantry Advance Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
4. 21st Georgia Infantry Advance
Looking south from the marker location toward Dogan Branch (line of cedars). Doubleday's Federal Brigade defended along the creek and exchanged volleys with Trimble's Brigade positioned where the camera is standing. The Georgians advanced down hill to push back the Federals around mid-day.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,198 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   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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