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

6th Wisconsin Infantry

Second Battle of Manassas

 
 
6th Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 15, 2010
1. 6th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
August 28, 1862
7:00 p.m.

4th Brigade (Gibbon), First Division (King)
Third Corps (McDowell), Army of Virginia, USA

6th Wisconsin Infantry
Col. Lysander Cutler

"When at short range, Colonel Cutler ordered the regiment to halt and fire. We were on low ground which, in the gathering darkness, gave us a great advantage over the enemy, as they overshot our line. Our fire did great execution. It seemed to throw the rebels into complete confusion, and they fell back into the woods behind them. We now gave a loud and jubilant cheer throughout the whole line of the brigade."
- Maj. Rufus Dawes
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 38° 48.9′ N, 77° 33.309′ W. Marker is in Groveton, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling west. Located on the Brawner Farm Loop Trail, Manassas National Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12040 Lee Hwy, 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.
6th Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 15, 2010
2. 6th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
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15th Alabama Infantry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Company B, 4th U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 76th New York Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 21st Georgia Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); Broken by Artillery (approx. ¼ mile away); Battery Heights (approx. ¼ mile away); Manassas National Battelfield Park (approx. ¼ mile away); 21st North Carolina Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Groveton.
 
Advance of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 15, 2010
3. Advance of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry
Other sources indicate the 6th Wisconsin fought about 150 yards due east of the marker location. The 6th deployed from the Warrenton Turnpike (modern Lee Highway seen in the distance), to form on the far right flank of King's division line. They advanced down a draw, seen here in the middle ground, toward the left of this view. The position they occupied is today part of Stonewall Memorial Gardens cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 768 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 27, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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May. 28, 2022