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

Fourth Brigade

Second Battle of Manassas

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

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

Fourth Brigade
Col. Leroy A. Stafford
1st Louisiana 10th Louisiana
2nd Louisiana 15th Louisiana
9th Louisiana Coppens' Battalion

"The Federal line advanced in perfect order, as if on dress parade, instead of as if marching on to death. The line was permitted to advance until we could read the expressions on every man's face. The fatal word "Fire!" was given by Colonel Nolan. When the smoke arose, the line of Federals was almost swept away, with the exception of a gallant band who advanced and secured protection on the opposite side of the embankment."
- Lt. E.D. Willett
1st Louisiana Infantry
 
Location. 38° 49.295′ N, 77° 33.198′ 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. 24th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); The Rock Fight
Fourth Brigade Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
2. Fourth Brigade Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Groveton Monument (about 300 feet away); 13th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away); 15th Alabama Infantry (about 400 feet away); 20th New York State Militia (about 600 feet away); Second Brigade (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Stafford's Brigade Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 15, 2009
3. Stafford's Brigade Position
Just past the marker location, the trail descends into a woody creek bottom. The marker is located on top of the abutment or embankment in the center of this photo. Stafford's Brigade defended a line in this sector.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 755 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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