Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Washington (Louisiana) Artillery Battalion
—First Battle of Manassas —
Army of the Potomac (Beauregard), CSA
Maj. John B. Walton
Three 6-pounder Smoothbores
Two 6-pounder Rifled Guns.
“We advanced by hand to the front until finally the battery was upon the crown of the hill, entirely exposed to the view of their artillery and infantry. At this moment their fire fell like hail around us. Notwithstanding, my guns were as rapidly and beautifully served by the cannoneers, with as much composure and silence as they are when upon the ordinary daily drill.” – Maj. John B. Walton
Location. 38° 48.854′ N, 77° 31.15′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Sudley Road (Virginia Route 234) 0.7 miles south of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker on the Henry Hill trail, which starts at the Manassas National Battlefield Park visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Like a Stonewall (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Farm Road Trace (about Various Sections of Virginia Artillery (about 300 feet away); Thomas Jonathan Jackson (about 400 feet away); Brigadier General Francis Stebbings Bartow (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
Also see . . . History of the Washington Battalion. (Submitted on January 9, 2007.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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