Near Gainesville in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
76th New York Infantry
Second Battle of Manassas
2nd Brigade (Doubleday), First Division (King)
Third Corps (McDowell), Army of Virginia, USA
76th New York Infantry
("Cortland County Regiment")
Col. W.P. Wainwright
"Waving their colors defiantly, the rebels advanced from the woods to charge upon Gibbon's brigade to our left. Gibbon's men did not run. Those western men are not easily scared. They stood still and fired as fast as they could. We gave the Rebs a crossfire, thinning their ranks and prostrating their color bearer. The Rebels finding they were getting the worst of it turned their backs and pointed for the woods."
-Sgt. Uberton Burnham
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 38° 48.851′ N, 77° 33.469′ W. Marker is near Gainesville, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling west. Located on a walking trail running north from driving tour stop 1, Battery Heights, in Manassas National Military Park. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Company B, 4th U.S. Artillery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 21st Georgia Infantry (about 700 feet away); 6th Wisconsin Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Broken by Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 21st North Carolina Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery Heights (approx. 0.2 miles away); Manassas National Battelfield Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); 7th Wisconsin Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
Also see . . . 76th New York Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on April 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 948 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on April 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.