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

First Brigade

(The Stonewall Brigade)

 

—Second Battle of Manassas —

 
First Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
1. First Brigade Marker
Inscription.
August 30, 1862
3:15 p.m.

Jackson's Division (Starke)
Left Wing (Jackson)
Army of Northern Virginia, CSA

First Brigade
(The Stonewall Brigade)
Col. William S. Baylor
2nd Virginia 5th Virginia
4th Virginia 27th Virginia
33rd Virginia

"The Federals came up in front of us as suddenly as men rising up out of the ground. Our commander, Colonel Will Baylor, seeing that our line was about to falter, ran and took the flag. Waving it, the gallant Baylor dashed forward ahead of the brigade shouting, 'Boys, follow me!' We did follow him, shouting and firing, only to see the brave man shot down, wrapped in the flag he carried, pierced by many bullets, and dead."
-Capt. Edward Stickley
33rd Virginia
 
Location. 38° 49.164′ N, 77° 33.469′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Fetherbed Lane (County Route 622), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located on the Deep Cut Trail, along the old railroad bed, 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. Second Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 13th New York Infantry
First Brigade Marker on the Old Railroad Bed image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
2. First Brigade Marker on the Old Railroad Bed
The raised railroad bed provided the Virginians a good defensive position as the Federals attacked in the afternoon of August 30.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Groveton Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); 15th Alabama Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); The Rock Fight (approx. ¼ mile away); 21st Georgia Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); 24th New York Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Repulse of the Federal Assault image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
3. Repulse of the Federal Assault
Looking south from the tablet location. In the afternoon of August 30, the Federals launched a massive assault on Jackson's line along the railroad. The Stonewall Brigade held the Confederate line about where the left flank of this Federal attack landed. Butterfield's Federal Division advanced toward the camera from the distant left center in this view. The ground here was recently cleared to restore the wartime appearance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 624 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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