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

13th New York Infantry

Second Battle of Manassas

 
 
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By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
1. 13th New York Infantry Marker
Inscription.
August 30, 1862
3:15 p.m.

1st Brigade (Roberts), First Division (Morell)
Fifth Corps (Porter), Army of the Potomac, USA

13th New York Infantry
("Rochester Regiment")
Col. Elisha G. Marshall

"The Rebel infantry poured in their volleys, and we were scarcely a dozen feet from their muzzles of their muskets. Oh, it was terrible! For twenty minutes the shattered regiments held the slope swept by a hurricane of death, and each minute the bullets hummed like swarming bees, and then those yet alive and able to do so received orders to fall back. We who fell - the dead, dying, and the disabled - held the field."
- Cpl. John S. Slater
 
Location. 38° 49.254′ N, 77° 33.25′ 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. Groveton Monument (a few steps from this marker); 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rock Fight
13th New York Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
2. 13th New York Infantry Marker
The marker stands at the edge of a railroad cut. At the time of the battle, the railroad was unfinished, and the Confederates used the position as breastworks.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 24th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fourth Brigade (about 300 feet away); Second Brigade (about 400 feet away); 15th Alabama Infantry (about 700 feet away); 20th New York State Militia (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .  13th New York Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on April 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Markers in front of the 2nd Bull Run Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
3. Markers in front of the 2nd Bull Run Monument
The 13th New York marker stands to the left. A marker discussing the monument stands to the right, just in front of the monument.
Federal Assault image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
4. Federal Assault
In the afternoon of August 30, General Pope, ordered a multi-division assault on the Confederate line holding along the unfinished railroad. The advanced wheeled forward from what is today Fetherbed Lane (in front of the tree line in the distance) and turned north to face the Confederate line. Much of the Federal force, including Morrell's Division crossed over the open fields in the center of this view.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 889 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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