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

45th Georgia Infantry

Second Battle of Manassas

 
 
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April 22, 2007
1. 45th Georgia Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
August 29, 1862
3:00 p.m.

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

45th Georgia Infantry
Maj. W. L. Rice


“General Hill had sent a courier previously for us to get out but we failed to get the order. Our brigade fought like heroes. The first we knew both wings had given away and the 45th was nearly surrounded. I stood on the embankment and fired right down amongst the enemy just as they were charging up the bank. I turned and saw the whole regiment getting away, and I followed the example in triple quick time.”
- Sgt. Marion H. Fitzpatrick
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 38° 49.75′ N, 77° 32.676′ 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. 2nd New Hampshire Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Grover’s Attack ▪ Union Bayonet Charge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry (about 500 feet away); 1st Massachusetts Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Archer’s Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 49th Georgia Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Unfinished Railroad (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .
1. Second Manassas Battle Report: Thomas's Brigade. (Submitted on February 26, 2011.)
2. 45th Regiment, Georgia Infantry. (Submitted on February 26, 2011.)
 
45th Georgia Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
February 27, 2011
2. 45th Georgia Infantry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2011. This page has been viewed 913 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on February 26, 2011.   2. submitted on February 27, 2011. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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