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

Federal Artillery Position

 

—Second Battle of Manassas —

 
Federal Artillery Position Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
1. Federal Artillery Position Marker
Inscription. August 29 & 30, 1862
Federal Artillery Position
A succession of Union artillery batteries
occupied this ridge throughout
August 29 and 30, 1862.

August 29
Company I, 1st Ohio Light Artillery
Capt. Hubert Dilger (9-11 a.m.)

2nd Battery, New York Light Artillery
Lt. Theodore Blume (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

Company E, 2nd U.S. Artillery
Lt. Samuel N. Benjamin (Noon - 3 p.m.)

1st Battery, New Hampshire Light Artillery
Capt. George A. Gerrish (7 p.m., one gun captured)

August 30
Company B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery
Capt. James H. Cooper (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

Company D, 5th U.S. Artillery
Lt. Charles E. Hazlett (2:30 - 4 p.m.)

 
Location. 38° 48.782′ N, 77° 32.779′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is at the intersection of New York Avenue and Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling south on New York Avenue. Click for map. Located in the Manassas National Battlefield Park. Marker is at the 14th Brooklyn Monument. 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. Brooklyn Fourteenth (a few steps from this marker); Twilight Clash
Federal Artillery Position Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 4, 2015
2. Federal Artillery Position Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Groveton Confederate Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Groveton – Second Battle of Bull Run (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lucinda Dogan House (about 800 feet away); 5th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Counterattack (approx. 0.2 miles away); "The Very Vortex of Hell" (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Just Before Twilight on the Ridge at Groveton image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs
3. Just Before Twilight on the Ridge at Groveton
This marker is on the left, next to the cannon. The 14th Brooklyn monument is at the center. This view is west.
View from the Guns image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
4. View from the Guns
Looking west toward the Lucinda Dogan House down one of the guns.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 880 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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