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Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kemper's Brigade

 

—Second Battle of Manassas —

 
Kemper's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2008
1. Kemper's Brigade Marker
Inscription. August 30, 1862
5:15 p.m.


Kemper's Division, Right Wing (Longstreet)
Army of Northern Virginia, CSA

Kemper's Brigade
Col. Montgomery D. Corse
1st Virginia - 11th Virginia
7th Virginia - 17th Virginia
24th Virginia

"We neared the Chinn House, when suddenly a long line of the enemy rose from behind an old fence and poured straight into our breasts a withering volley. It struck the long line like an electric shock, but the officers surged ahead cheering on the men. It was a decisive fight of about 10 minutes. The left of our brigade struck the enemy's right and doubled it up. In a moment the blue line quivered and went to pieces."
-Pvt. Alexander Hunter
17th Virginia Infantry
 
Location. 38° 48.446′ N, 77° 32.111′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is at the intersection of Chinn Ridge Loop and Sudley Road (Virginia Road 234), on the right when traveling west on Chinn Ridge Loop. Click for map. Located at the Chinn Ridge Loop walking trail, in the Manassas National Battlefield Park. The trail starts at stop nine of the driving tour of the battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Kemper's Brigade Trail Stop image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2008
2. Kemper's Brigade Trail Stop
The fence line can be seen just beyond the marker, perpendicular to the trail path.
walking distance of this marker. 73rd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Fight at the Fence Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Chinn Ridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Fight at the Fenceline (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Hazel Plain (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Brigade (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Kemper's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Defending the Cannon (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Kemper's Brigade Advance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2008
3. Kemper's Brigade Advance
From the marker location looking southwest. Corse's (Kemper's) Brigade advanced from the wood line in the distance into range of the Federals defending behind a farm fence.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 770 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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