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Near Manassas, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Archerís Brigade

Second Battle of Manassas

 
 
Archer's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
April 22, 2007
1. Archer's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
August 29, 1862
5:30 p.m.

A.P. Hillís Division, Left Wing (Jackson)
Army of Northern Virginia, CSA

Archer's Brigade
Brig. Gen. James J. Archer
1st Tennessee 19th Georgia
7th Tennessee 5th Alabama Battalion
14th Tennessee

“As my leading files entered the railroad cut, I saw the enemy advancing up it from the left. I ordered the 1st Tennessee to fire, which it did with great effect. This first fire was answered by a furious assault upon my whole front. For 20 minutes or more we gallantly resisted the attack until other troops came up in time to save me from being flanked.”
- Brig. Gen. James J. Archer
 
Location. 38° 49.622′ N, 77° 32.844′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Featherbed Lane (County Route 622). Click for map. Located on the Unfinished Railroad Loop Trail, along the old railroad bed, in 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. Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Unfinished Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Unfinished Railroad
Archer's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
February 26, 2011
2. Archer's Brigade Marker
(about 600 feet away); 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Unfinished Railroad (about 700 feet away); 2nd New Hampshire Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 45th Georgia Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Groverís Attack ▪ Union Bayonet Charge (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .  Second Manassas Battle Report: Archer's Brigade. (Submitted on February 26, 2011.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Unfinished Railroad Cut image. Click for full size.
February 26, 2011
3. Unfinished Railroad Cut
Archer's Brigade marker is on the distant right in this photo of the railroad cut.
 
 
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