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

24th New York Infantry

Second Battle of Manassas

 
 
24th New York Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
1. 24th New York Infantry Marker
Inscription.
August 30, 1862
3:15 p.m.

1st Brigade (Sullivan), First Division (Hatch)
Third Corps (McDowell), Army of Virginia, USA

24th New York Infantry
("Oswego Regiment")
Maj. Andrew Barney

"Those of us on the embankment were too few to even attempt to drive out the Confederates on the other side, and accordingly lay as flat to the slope as we could, crawling occasionally to the top, and discharging our muskets, held horizontally over our heads. Bullets were pouring in from the infantry beyond us. Our second line gave way and ran back to the cover of the woods, leaving us on the embankment to our fate."
- Cpl. Theron Haight
 
Location. 38° 49.289′ N, 77° 33.208′ 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. The Rock Fight (a few steps from this marker); Fourth Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry
24th New York Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
2. 24th New York Infantry Marker
The ground around the marker has been cleared to restore the wartime tree lines. The old railroad bed forms a "causeway" above lower ground on either side.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Groveton Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 13th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away); 15th Alabama Infantry (about 400 feet away); Second Brigade (about 700 feet away); 20th New York State Militia (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .  24th New York Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on April 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Advance of Hatch's Division image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
3. Advance of Hatch's Division
Looking south from the marker location. Hatch's Division, including the 24th New York, advanced across the low ground here in an attempt to dislodge the Confederates from the unfinished railroad. The attack was stopped and repulsed. As mentioned on the marker, a large number of Federals were pinned down in the foreground by the Confederates on the other side of the embankment.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 744 times since then and 96 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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