Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Second Battle of Manassas
—Day Three - August 30, 1862 - 3 p.m. —
At 3:00 p.m., Union troops poured out of the Groveton woods to attack Jackson's line along the unfinished railroad. From this position, Confederate gunners had a clear view of the assault - the most formidable onslaught of the three days. The artillery concentrated their fire on the advancing enemy line, one-half mile ahead. The lethal bombardment kept reinforcements from crossing the field and helped ensure the failure of the Union attack.
"Our position was an admirable one and the guns were well served."
-Col. Stephen D. Lee.
Erected by Manassas National Battlefield Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior.
Location. 38° 48.82′ N, 77° 33.786′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Pageland Lane (County Route 705), on the right when traveling Click for map. Located on the Brawner Farm Loop Trail on the 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. 2nd Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 26th Georgia Infantry (about 500 feet away); A Stand Up Fight (about 500 feet away); 19th Indiana Infantry (about 500 feet away); 7th Wisconsin Infantry (about 600 feet away); Jackson Strikes (about 600 feet away); Jackson Opens Fire (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
Also see . . . Old "Shooting Gallery". Old marker replaced by this new one. (Submitted on August 27, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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