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

5th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry

Duryee Zouaves

 
 
5th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 19, 2008
1. 5th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Monument
Inscription.  
Erected by the State of New York
September 29, 1906,
to commemorate the heroic services of the
5th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry
(Duryee Zouaves)
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Here, about 4 p.m. August 30, 1862, the regiment, 482 strong, supported Hazlett's Battery, "D" 5th U.S. Artillery, when attacked by a Division of the victorious Confederates. The Regiment stubbornly withstood this force, and checked its advance, until the Battery had withdrawn.

In holding this position, the regiment suffered the greatest loss of life sustained by any infantry regiment, in any battle, during the entire Civil War.

The casualties were: killed or mortally wounded, 124; wounded 223. Both color bearers, and seven out of eight of the color guard were killed; but the colors were brought with honor, off the field.
 
Erected 1906 by State of New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1851.
 
Location. 38° 48.623′ 
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N, 77° 32.633′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on New York Avenue, 0.3 miles south of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling north. Located at stop eight on the driving tour of 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 Very Vortex of Hell" (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th New York Vol. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Counterattack (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Twilight Clash (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fighting in Twilight (approx. 0.2 miles away); Manassas National Battlefield Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); New York Monuments (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brooklyn Fourteenth (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .  5th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry. A regimental history. (Submitted on August 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
5th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 19, 2008
2. 5th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Marker
State Crest at the Top Portion of the Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 19, 2008
3. State Crest at the Top Portion of the Monument
5th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 19, 2008
4. 5th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,274 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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