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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

1st Massachusetts Infantry

Second Battle of Manassas

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April 22, 2007
1. 1st Massachusetts Infantry Marker
August 29, 1862
3:00 p.m.

1st Brigade (Grover), Second Division (Hooker)
Third Corps (Heintzelman),
Army of the Potomac, USA

1st Massachusetts Infantry
Col. Robert Godwin

“Without artillery and without supports, our men advanced. We reached a railroad bank when from the rear of the embankment arose the enemy. They poured a tremendous volley into our lines. The effect was terrible. Men dropped in scores, writhing and trying to crawl back, or lying stone-dead where they fell. The Union line began to waver and sullenly fell back into the forest again.”
- Chaplain Warren Cudworth
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 38° 49.839′ N, 77° 32.55′ 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
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are within walking distance of this marker. 49th Georgia Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grover’s Attack ▪ Union Bayonet Charge (about 400 feet away); 45th Georgia Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 2nd New Hampshire Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gregg’s Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Second Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
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February 26, 2011
2. 1st Massachusetts 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 870 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 26, 2011. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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