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

4th Alabama Infantry

 

— First Battle of Manassas —

 
4th Alabama Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 12, 2008
1. 4th Alabama Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
July 21, 1861
11:00 a.m.


3rd Brigade (Bee)
Army of the Shenandoah (Johnson), CSA

4th Alabama Infantry
Col. Egbert J. Jones

"Our regiment had scarcely emerged from the timber before a murderous fire was opened on us by the Yankees. Our brave boys marched steadily up the hill in the face of the shower of balls. We were then ordered to halt and lie down. It was a critical moment, and a fearful position, but the boys stood it with courage and coolness."
-Chaplain James G. Hudson
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1821.
 
Location. 38° 49.549′ N, 77° 31.813′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Sudley Road (State Road 234) and Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling north. Located in the Manassas National Battlefield Park, along the Matthews Hill trail. 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 Matthew Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Rhode Island Infantry
4th Alabama Infantry Trail Stop image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 12, 2008
2. 4th Alabama Infantry Trail Stop
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Infantry Battalion (about 500 feet away); Rhode Island Battery (about 500 feet away); The Fight for Matthews Hill (about 500 feet away); 2nd New Hampshire Infantry (about 600 feet away); 71st New York State Militia (about 700 feet away); 8th Georgia Infantry (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .  4th Alabama Infantry Regiment. Digital Alabama website entry (Submitted on September 23, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
4th Alabama Infantry Attacks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 12, 2008
3. 4th Alabama Infantry Attacks
Looking northwest from the marker location. The 4th Alabama advanced against the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry. Today the axis of advance is roughly parallel to the tree line covering the east portion of Matthews Hill. Future landscape restoration may clear these woods to the historical appearance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,775 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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Sep. 28, 2022