Groveton in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Attack at Deep Cut
Second Battle of Manassas
— Day Three - August 30, 1862 - 3 p.m. —
The attack culminated near the "Deep Cut" - the deepest portion of the unfinished railroad bed. Opposing troops, separated only by the width of the protective embankment, held their muskets horizontally above their heads and fired blindly. Many soldiers resorted to throwing rocks. Unable to endure the barrage from the front and flank, and with dwindling hope of reinforcement, the decimated Union regiments retreated. In less than an hour, the largest Federal attack of Second Manassas had failed.
The whole field was covered with a confused mass of struggling, running, routed Yankees.
-Colonel Bradley T. Johnson, CSA
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 49.23′ N, 77° 32.984′ W. Marker is in Groveton, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Featherbed Lane (County Route 622), on the right when traveling south. Located next to the Deep Cut tour stop parking lot on 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. The Wisconsin Company (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); On the Skirmish Line (about 500 feet away); 20th New York State Militia (approx. 0.2 miles away); 15th Alabama Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fourth Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 24th New York Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Rock Fight (approx. 0.2 miles away).
Also see . . . Deep Cut. Older marker, replaced by this one, which was located a short distance down the trail from the parking lot. (Submitted on August 27, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 564 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on September 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.