Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Rhode Island Battery
—First Battle of Manassas —
2nd Brigade (Burnside, Second Division (Hunter)
Army of Northeastern Virginia, USA
Rhode Island Battery
Capt. William H. Reynolds
Six 13-Pounder James Rifled Guns
"'Forward into line of action, front,' came Captain Reynolds' order. I dismounted and ran to my gun, and found that within 20 yards of us were the Rebels, advancing. I thought for a moment our battery was lost, but the 2d Rhode Island Regiment made a fearful charge and gave a most hideous scream, and never will I forget how the Rebel flag looked as it bobbed out of sight under the hill."
-An unknown Union Sergeant
Location. 38° 49.492′ N, 77° 31.889′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Sudley Road (State Road 234) half a mile north of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located along the Matthews Hill trail 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. Matthews Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Vision of Victory (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Alabama Infantry 2nd Rhode Island Infantry (about 500 feet away); Blocking the Union Advance (about 500 feet away); U.S. Infantry Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Contact (approx. 0.2 miles away); 2nd New Hampshire Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
Also see . . . James Rifled Cannon. The James rifles were the product of General Charles T. James' experiments before the war. (Submitted on June 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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