Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Defense of Dogan Ridge
Location. 38° 49.049′ N, 77° 32.09′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Warrenton Turnpike (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in the Manassas National Battlefield Park at the end of a private (National Park Service) driveway extending northwest from the Warrenton Turnpike (U.S Route 29). Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Federal Artillery Positions (approx. 0.3 miles away); Retreat from Chinn Ridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battlefield of Bull Run or First Manassas (approx. 0.4 miles away); Visions of Victory Blocking the Union Advance (approx. half a mile away); Stone House – Battlefield Landmark (approx. half a mile away); Vision of Victory (approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing); Matthews Hill (approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
More about this marker. On the lower left of the marker is a sketch captioned, Based on a sketch by Edwin Forbes of the Union position on Dogan Ridge, as viewed from Henry Hill on August 30. The orchard at the Dogan House, in the center of the view, became a collection point for Union wounded after the battle. The house, destroyed during the war, was replaced by the present building in the late 19th century.
On the lower middle of the marker is a portrait captioned, Major General Franz Sigel
From his command post at Dogan House, First Corps commander Franz Sigel dispatched reinforcements to the fighting on Chinn Ridge and Henry Hill.
On the upper right of the marker is a map captioned, The Repulse of Law’s Attack
About 6 p.m. on August 30, Colonel Evander
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2008. This page has been viewed 816 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 6, 2008. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.