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

83rd Pennsylvania Infantry

Second Battle of Manassas

 
 
83rd Pennsylvania Infantry Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
1. 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry Marker
Inscription.
August 30, 1862
3:30 p.m.

3rd Brigade (Butterfield), First Division (Morell)
Fifth Corps (Porter), Army of the Potomac, USA

83rd Pennsylvania Infantry
Capt. Thomas F. McCoy

"The whole brigade went back pell mell together. It is probable that as many men were lost in the retreat as in the advance."
- Capt. Amos Judson
 
Location. 38° 49.249′ N, 77° 33.221′ 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rock Fight (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Fourth Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Brigade
83rd Pennsylvania Infantry Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
2. 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry Marker
(about 500 feet away); 15th Alabama Infantry (about 700 feet away); The Wisconsin Company (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .  83rd Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on April 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Federal Assault Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain
3. 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 884 times since then and 65 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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