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

15th Alabama Infantry

Second Battle of Manassas

 
 
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By Craig Swain, November 15, 2010
1. 15th Alabama Infantry Marker
Inscription.
August 28, 1862
7:15 p.m.

Trimble's Brigade, Ewell's Division
Left Wing (Jackson)
Army of Northern Virginia, CSA

15th Alabama Infantry
Maj. A. A. Lowther

"My position in line at this fence was in the immediate rear of Alonzo Watson. We were both on our knees, he firing through a crakc, and I firing over the top of the fence. My left elbow was at once time resting on his shoulder when all at once I heard a "thud" and poor 'Lonzo began to relax and sink, exclaiming in a low tone 'Oh Lordy, I am a dead man.' These were his last words. I didn't move, and kept loading and firing until the fight was over."
-Sgt. William A. McLendon
 
Location. 38° 48.997′ N, 77° 33.331′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on the Brawner Farm Loop Trail, Manassas National Battlefield Park. 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. 6th Wisconsin Infantry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 76th New York Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 21st Georgia Infantry
15th Alabama Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 15, 2010
2. 15th Alabama Infantry Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); First Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Company B, 4th U.S. Artillery (approx. mile away); Second Brigade (approx. mile away); 13th New York Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Groveton Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
15th Alabama Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 15, 2010
3. 15th Alabama Position
The marker appears to be out of place, based on maps of the battle. Those sources indicate the 15th Alabama fought near a creek that passed down from the Unfinished Railroad Cut, about 150 yards to the northeast.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 633 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 27, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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