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

Second Brigade

Second Battle of Manassas

 
 
Second Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
1. Second Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
August 30, 1862
3:15 p.m.

Jackson's Division (Starke), Left Wing (Jackson)
Army of Northern Virginia, CSA

Second Brigade
Col. Bradley T. Johnson
21st Virginia 48th Virginia
42nd Virginia 1st Virginia Battalion

"We were fighting now as I never saw it done, we behind the railroad bank and the cut, which made a splendid breastwork, the enemy crowded in the field, their men falling fast, as we could plainly see."
- Pvt. John Worsham
21st Virginia Infantry
 
Location. 38° 49.226′ N, 77° 33.321′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Fetherbed Lane (County Route 622), on the right when traveling south. Located on the Deep Cut Trail, along the old railroad bed, in Manassas National Military Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 13th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Groveton Monument (about 400 feet away); 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry (about 500 feet away);
Second Brigade Marker along the Railroad Bed image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
2. Second Brigade Marker along the Railroad Bed
The ground beyond the marker was recently cleared to restore a wartime appearance.
The Rock Fight (about 600 feet away); 24th New York Infantry (about 700 feet away); Fourth Brigade (about 700 feet away); First Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 15th Alabama Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Railroad Bed image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
3. Railroad Bed
Portion of the railroad bed that served as a breastwork for Johnson's Brigade.
Second Brigade Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 8, 2009
4. Second Brigade Position
Looking back at the marker location from a point further east on the trail (which follows the railroad bed). Johnson's Brigade held a line along the railroad bed, near a stand of trees, facing south (left in this view). The railroad enters a cut just to the right of this view.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 861 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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