Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Second Battle of Manassas
— Day Three - August 30, 1862 - 4 p.m. —
Only three Federal brigades - fewer than 5,000 men - stood in their path. Following the bloody repulse at Deep Cut, other Federal troops had shifted north of the turnpike to restore order. This tactical blunder weakened the Union left, against which the Confederates now struck. John Pope's blindness to Longstreet's arrival had led to disaster.
Erected by Manassas National Battlefield Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior.
Location. 38° 48.597′ N, 77° 32.684′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on New York Avenue, on the right when traveling south. 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 10th New York Vol. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Very Vortex of Hell" (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Twilight Clash (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brooklyn Fourteenth (approx. ¼ mile away); Federal Artillery Position (approx. ¼ mile away); Groveton Confederate Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Groveton (approx. ¼ mile 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 482 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.