Bristow in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The “Tigers” of Louisiana
As the first Federal regiment arrived, the Louisianans laid down a devastating fire. As the afternoon continued, they kept a heavy fire as more and more Federal regiments arrived in the field in front of you. Forno ordered up the 5th Louisiana Infantry to this area to bolster the line. By 4:30 p.m., with ammunition running low and facing overwhelming odds in an ever-increasing Federal force in their front and flanks, Forno pulled his men back toward Bristoe Station, ¼ mile behind you. The Louisianans left 83 dead and wounded here as they pulled back.
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Erected 2012 by Prince William County Department of Public Works, Historic Preservation Division.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 43.335′ N, 77° 32.573′ W. Marker is in Bristow, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Iron Brigade Unit Ave.. Marker is located on the 1861-1862 Trail at Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bristow VA 20136, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “We Shall Bag the Whole Crowd” (within shouting distance of this marker); Fight for a Pine Thicket (within shouting distance of this marker); Deadly Day for Excelsior Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Preparing for Battle (about 500 feet away); Battle Along the Railroad (about 700 feet away); Davis Family Farmstead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederates in Bristoe (approx. 0.2 miles away); "I Expect We Had Better Charge" (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristow.
More about this marker. The marker displays (Above) Flag of the 6th Louisiana Infantry Courtesy of the Museum of the Confederacy and (Below) Alcibiades DeBlanc and Robert Perry, 6th Louisiana Infantry Courtesy of Confederate Memorial Hall, New Orleans LA.
The marker also displays a map of the battlefield indicating troop positions and movements.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2012. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 12, 2012. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.