Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
—Second Battle of Manassas —
Kemper's Division, Right Wing (Longstreet)
Army of Northern Virginia, CSA
Col. Montgomery D. Corse
1st Virginia - 11th Virginia
7th Virginia - 17th Virginia
"Above us, on a gentle rise, was a battery - the guns hidden from view by a dense curtain of smoke. Nothing could be seen but the flash of the guns. 'Form into line men! Forward! Charge that battery!' The veil of smoke slowly lifted, and we could see the muzzles of the guns. Then came a horrid roar and dull shock that seemed to shake the very earth, and then the dull thud of the balls as they tore through the bodies of our men. I looked around me. The ground was covered with the mangled dead and dying."
-Pvt. Alexander Hunter
17th Virginia Infantry
Location. 38° 48.531′ N, 77° 32.01′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Chinn Ridge Loop and Sudley Road (Virginia Road 234), on the right when traveling west. 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. Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Defending the Cannon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Third Brigade (about 500 feet away); Texas (about 600 feet away); Death of Fletcher Webster (about 600 feet away); Fight at the Fence Line (about 600 feet away); 73rd Ohio Infantry (about 600 feet away); Colonel Fletcher Webster (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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