Near Gainesville in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
21st Georgia Infantry
Second Battle of Manassas
Trimble's Brigade, Ewell's Division
Left Wing (Jackson)
Army of Northern Virginia, CSA
21st Georgia INfantry
Capt. Thomas C. Glover
"The fence being reached, the work of death commenced at short range. From this fence we poured volleys into the enemy for 30 or 40 minutes, when orders were given to fix bayonets and charge. The Federals held their lines until we were so close that the blazes from their guns seemed to pass through our ranks. Then they fled and the day was our but at what a cost!"
-Pvts. B. F. Jones and Charles D. Camp.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 38° 48.941′ N, 77° 33.553′ 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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12040 Confederate Line Tour Route, Gainesville VA 20155, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. 21st North Carolina Infantry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 76th New York Infantry (about 700 feet away); 26th Georgia Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 7th Wisconsin Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 15th Alabama Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 6th Wisconsin Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); Company B, 4th U.S. Artillery (approx. ¼ mile away); Shooting Gallery (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
Also see . . . 21st Georgia Infantry. Short 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 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,556 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on January 2, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on April 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.