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

Chinn Ridge

 
 
Chinn Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 20, 2023
1. Chinn Ridge Marker
Inscription.  
A Battle For Time
During the late afternoon of August 30, 1862, Union defenders staged a desperate battle against overwhelming numbers of Confederates. While the battle raged along Chinn Ridge, Union Maj. Gen. John Pope organized a new defensive line on Henry Hill and along the historic Manassas-Sudley Road. The paved path retraces the course of fighting here during the Second Battle of Manassas.

Manassas National Battlefield Park preserves nearly 5,000 acres of historic land. History and nature converge here to create an absorbing visitor experience. In addition to historic structures, archeological sites, and cultural landscapes, the park provides habitat for a wide variety of plants, birds, and other wildlife. Please enjoy your visit and help us protect the park for future generations.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is August 30, 1862.
 
Location. 38° 48.41′ N, 77° 32.11′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County
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. Marker is on Chinn Ridge Loop, on the right when traveling east. The marker is located at the Chinn Ridge Parking Lot at stop 10 of the driving tour. 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. A different marker also named Chinn Ridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazel Plain (within shouting distance of this marker); Kemper's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 73rd Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fight at the Fence Line (about 300 feet away); Second Brigade (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Kemper's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Defending the Cannon (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
More about this marker. A picture of a cannon on the battlefield appears on the background of the marker.
 
Chinn Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 20, 2023
2. Chinn Ridge Marker
The Chinn Ridge Marker is seen on the left. The right is a generic marker for Manassas National Battlefield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2023, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2023, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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