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

26th Georgia Infantry

Second Battle of Manassas

 
 
26th Georgia Infantry Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
1. 26th Georgia Infantry Marker
Inscription.
August 28, 1862
7:15 p.m.

Lawton's Brigade, Ewell's Division
Left Wing (Jackson)
Army of Northern Virginia, CSA

26th Georgia Infantry
Maj. Eli S. Griffin

"We were ordered in just after dark. We marched steadily across an open field for about 400 yards, over which the balls were flying by the thousands. When we reached a fence the men were ordered to lie down. We poured volley after volley into the enemy. Then General Lawton ordered the brigade to change. The Yankees did fearful execution; men fell from the ranks by dozens. Still the gallant 26th wavered not. One volley sent the enemy flying over the hill to the woods."
- Capt. James S. Blain
 
Location. 38° 48.887′ N, 77° 33.722′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Pageland Lane (County Route 705) one mile north of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the Brawner Farm Loop Trail, Manassas National Battlefield 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. 21st North Carolina Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shooting Gallery
26th Georgia Infantry Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
2. 26th Georgia Infantry Marker
(about 500 feet away); 7th Wisconsin Infantry (about 600 feet away); First Brigade (about 600 feet away); 2nd Wisconsin Infantry (about 600 feet away); 21st Georgia Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson Strikes (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Stand Up Fight (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Cleared Ground Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
3. Cleared Ground
The ground around the marker was recently cleared, to offer a wartime appearance. The 26th Georgia stood a line in this vicinity, exchanging volleys with Federal regiments from the famed "Iron Brigade."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 923 times since then and 73 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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