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

Second Brigade

Second Battle of Manassas

 
 
Second Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
April 22, 2007
1. Second Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
August 29, 1862
5:45 p.m.

1st Division (Stevens), Ninth Corps (Reno)
Army of the Potomac, USA

Second Brigade
Col. Daniel Leasure


“As we approached, we poured a well directed fire upon the enemy. Our line charged, and as the enemy scrambled up the other side of the embankment we loosed a destructive fire and seized the abandoned position. But, soon the enemy opened a heavy fire. Seeing that it was useless to attempt to hold the position, General Stevens ordered me to fall back before the way was completely cut off.”
- Col. Daniel Leasure
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 38° 49.611′ N, 77° 32.829′ 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 markers are within walking distance of this marker
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. Archer’s 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.
 
Second Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
February 26, 2011
2. Second Brigade Marker
Unfinished Railroad Cut image. Click for full size.
February 26, 2011
3. Unfinished Railroad Cut
The unfinished railroad cut in the area of the Second Brigade marker. Marker is just out of the photo to the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2011. This page has been viewed 644 times since then and 3 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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