Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
On the Skirmish Line
Second Battle of Manassas
— Day Three - August 30, 1862 - 2:30 p.m. —
After the war, a veteran of the sharpshooters, George E. Albee, returned to the battlefield to visit the site where he had been wounded. Albee placed a signboard on a tall cedar pole post to denote the location of his company during the attack. Although the "Cedar Pole Marker" has been replaced through the years, the present sign occupies the same spot as the original.
Erected by Manassas National Battlefield Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior.
Location. 38° 49.174′ N, 77° 33.072′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince 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. The Wisconsin Company (here, next to this marker); Attack at Deep Cut (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Groveton Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fourth Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Rock Fight (approx. 0.2 miles away); 24th New York Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 13th New York Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 523 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.