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

63rd Pennsylvania Infantry

Second Battle of Manassas

 
 
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April 22, 2007
1. 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
August 29, 1862
5:30 p.m.

1st Brigade (Robinson), First Division (Kearny)
Third Corps (Heintzelman),
Army of the Potomac, USA

63rd Pennsylvania Infantry
Col. Alexander Hays


“As the word “Charge!” rang out, we dashed forward with gleaming bayonets and loud yells on the enemy. It was desperate work. The enemy waited until we got close up and then poured such a withering volley into our line that it seemed to shrivel up and reel back. Rapidly rallying, we made another effort to face the iron storm, but the fire was too murderous and we were again compelled to fall back, leaving behind many of our dead and wounded.”
- Gilbert A. Hays, A.D.C.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 38° 49.684′ N, 77° 32.738′ 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
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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. 2nd New Hampshire Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 45th Georgia Infantry (about 500 feet away); Second Brigade (about 600 feet away); Archer’s Brigade (about 600 feet away); Grover’s Attack ▪ Union Bayonet Charge (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Unfinished Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charge Bayonets! (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named The Unfinished Railroad (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .  63d Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. (Submitted on February 26, 2011.)
 
63rd Pennsylvania Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
February 26, 2011
2. 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry Marker
Marker on the southeast side of a fill in the unfinished railroad line.
Unfinished Railroad image. Click for full size.
February 26, 2011
3. Unfinished Railroad
View to the northeast along unfinished railroad - 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry marker is on the distant right in this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2011. This page has been viewed 787 times since then and 5 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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