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

6th Wisconsin Infantry

Second Battle of Manassas

 
 
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By Craig Swain, November 15, 2010
1. 6th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
Inscription.
August 28, 1862
7:00 p.m.

4th Brigade (Gibbon), First Division (King)
Third Corps (McDowell), Army of Virginia, USA

6th Wisconsin Infantry
Col. Lysander Cutler

"When at short range, Colonel Cutler ordered the regiment to halt and fire. We were on low ground which, in the gathering darkness, gave us a great advantage over the enemy, as they overshot our line. Our fire did great execution. It seemed to throw the rebels into complete confusion, and they fell back into the woods behind them. We now gave a loud and jubilant cheer throughout the whole line of the brigade."
- Maj. Rufus Dawes
 
Location. 38° 48.9′ N, 77° 33.309′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling west. 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. 15th Alabama Infantry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Company B, 4th U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 76th New York Infantry (approx. 0.2
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By Craig Swain, November 15, 2010
2. 6th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
miles away); 21st Georgia Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery Heights (approx. mile away); 21st North Carolina Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); 7th Wisconsin Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Craig Swain, November 15, 2010
3. Advance of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry
Other sources indicate the 6th Wisconsin fought about 150 yards due east of the marker location. The 6th deployed from the Warrenton Turnpike (modern Lee Highway seen in the distance), to form on the far right flank of King's division line. They advanced down a draw, seen here in the middle ground, toward the left of this view. The position they occupied is today part of Stonewall Memorial Gardens cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 6 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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