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

Archer’s Brigade

Second Battle of Manassas

Archer's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
April 22, 2007
1. Archer's Brigade Marker
August 29, 1862
5:30 p.m.

A.P. Hill’s Division, Left Wing (Jackson)
Army of Northern Virginia, CSA

Archer's Brigade
Brig. Gen. James J. Archer
1st Tennessee 19th Georgia
7th Tennessee 5th Alabama Battalion
14th Tennessee

“As my leading files entered the railroad cut, I saw the enemy advancing up it from the left. I ordered the 1st Tennessee to fire, which it did with great effect. This first fire was answered by a furious assault upon my whole front. For 20 minutes or more we gallantly resisted the attack until other troops came up in time to save me from being flanked.”
- Brig. Gen. James J. Archer
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 38° 49.622′ N, 77° 32.844′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Featherbed Lane (County Route 622). Located on the Unfinished Railroad Loop Trail, along the old railroad bed, in Manassas National Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Unfinished Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charge Bayonets! (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named The Unfinished Railroad (about 600 feet away); 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Unfinished Railroad (about 700 feet away); 2nd New Hampshire Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 45th Georgia Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
Also see . . .  Second Manassas Battle Report: Archer's Brigade. (Submitted on February 26, 2011.)
Archer's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
February 26, 2011
2. Archer's Brigade Marker
Unfinished Railroad Cut image. Click for full size.
February 26, 2011
3. Unfinished Railroad Cut
Archer's Brigade marker is on the distant right in this photo of the railroad cut.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2011. This page has been viewed 830 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 26, 2011. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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