Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
26th Georgia Infantry
Second Battle of Manassas
Lawton's Brigade, Ewell's Division
Left Wing (Jackson)
Army of Northern Virginia, CSA
26th Georgia Infantry
Maj. Eli S. Griffin
"We were ordered in just after dark. We marched steadily across an open field for about 400 yards, over which the balls were flying by the thousands. When we reached a fence the men were ordered to lie down. We poured volley after volley into the enemy. Then General Lawton ordered the brigade to change. The Yankees did fearful execution; men fell from the ranks by dozens. Still the gallant 26th wavered not. One volley sent the enemy flying over the hill to the woods."
- Capt. James S. Blain
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 38° 48.887′ N, 77° 33.722′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Pageland Lane (County Route 705) one mile north of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling north. Located on the Brawner Farm Loop Trail, Manassas National 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. 21st North Carolina Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shooting Gallery (about 500 feet away); 7th Wisconsin Infantry (about 600 feet away); First Brigade (about 600 feet away); 2nd Wisconsin Infantry (about 600 feet away); 21st Georgia Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson Strikes (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Stand Up Fight (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,137 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.