“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Manassas, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

2nd New Hampshire Infantry

Second Battle of Manassas

2nd New Hampshire Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
April 22, 2007
1. 2nd New Hampshire Infantry Marker
August 29, 1862
3:00 p.m.

1st Brigade (Grover), Second Division (Hooker)
Third Corps (Heintzelman),
Army of the Potomac, USA

2nd New Hampshire Infantry
Col. Gilman Marston

“There was a crash of Rebel musketry, an answering roar of Yankee cheers, and almost instantly the 2nd was pouring over the railroad embankment. The first Confederate line was driven in upon a second, and here occurred the most desperate fighting of the day—a hand to hand fight with bayonets and clubbed muskets. The second Rebel line was routed and scattered. A third Rebel line was encountered, but by now our charge had spent its force. The 2nd held on until overwhelmed, then the men made a break to escape capture.”
- Pvt. Martin Haynes
Location. 38° 49.724′ N, 77° 32.69′ 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. 45th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry
2nd New Hampshire Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
February 26, 2011
2. 2nd New Hampshire Infantry Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Groverís Attack ▪ Union Bayonet Charge (about 500 feet away); Second Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Archerís Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1st Massachusetts Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Unfinished Railroad (approx. ľ mile away); 49th Georgia Infantry (approx. ľ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
Also see . . .  Gilman Marston. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (Submitted on February 26, 2011.) 
Categories. War, US Civil
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