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Near Gainesville in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

2nd Wisconsin Infantry

Second Battle of Manassas

 
 
2nd Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
1. 2nd Wisconsin Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
August 28, 1862
7:00 p.m.

4th Brigade (Gibbon), First Division (King)
Third Corps (McDowell), Army of Virginia, USA

2nd Wisconsin Infantry
Col. Edgar O'Conner

"Rebel infantry poured from the woods by the thousands. We were precisely on the brow of the hill in an open field. For an hour and fifteen minutes the most terrific fire imaginable was kept up; the hill top, the valley, and the wooded side of the hill beyond was a continuous sheet of flame. Darkness came on, the stars came out, and still the bullets filled the air."
-Pvt. Nathaniel Rollins
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 38° 48.815′ N, 77° 33.819′ W. Marker is near Gainesville, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Pageland Lane (County Route 705) one mile north of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling north. Located on the Brawner Farm Loop Trail, Manassas National Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6501 Pageland Ln, Gainesville VA 20155, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
2nd Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
2. 2nd Wisconsin Infantry Marker
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distance of this marker. Shooting Gallery (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Stand Up Fight (about 400 feet away); 19th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); Jackson Opens Fire (about 400 feet away); Jackson Strikes (about 400 feet away); Archeology at Brawner Farm (about 600 feet away); 26th Georgia Infantry (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,351 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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Aug. 13, 2022