Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
24th New York Infantry
Second Battle of Manassas
1st Brigade (Sullivan), First Division (Hatch)
Third Corps (McDowell), Army of Virginia, USA
24th New York Infantry
Maj. Andrew Barney
"Those of us on the embankment were too few to even attempt to drive out the Confederates on the other side, and accordingly lay as flat to the slope as we could, crawling occasionally to the top, and discharging our muskets, held horizontally over our heads. Bullets were pouring in from the infantry beyond us. Our second line gave way and ran back to the cover of the woods, leaving us on the embankment to our fate."
- Cpl. Theron Haight
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 38° 49.289′ N, 77° 33.208′ 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 The Rock Fight (a few steps from this marker); Fourth Brigade (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Rock Fight (within shouting distance of this marker); 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Groveton Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Bull Run Monument (about 300 feet away); 13th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away); 15th Alabama Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
Also see . . . 24th 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 June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 924 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.