Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
War engulfed the Chinn homestead twice in thirteen months. Prominently located on a high ridge overlooking the Warrenton Turnpike and Young's Branch, Hazel Plain stood as a silent witness to some of the heaviest fighting during both battles of Manassas. On each occasion the family took refuge with relatives. They returned to find their house stained with blood and their well fouled by amputated limbs. It was a scene familiar to many local residents whose homes stood in the crosshairs of combat.
Erected by Manassas National Battlefield Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior.
Location. 38° 48.378′ N, 77° 32.087′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Chinn Ridge Loop, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Fight at the Fenceline (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Chinn Ridge (about 400 feet away); Kemper's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 73rd Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); Fight at the Fence Line (about 500 feet away); Second Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Kemper's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Defending the Cannon (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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