Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
45th Georgia Infantry
Second Battle of Manassas
Thomasí Brigade, A.P. Hillís Division
Left Wing (Jackson)
Army of Northern Virginia, CSA
45th Georgia Infantry
Maj. W. L. Rice
“General Hill had sent a courier previously for us to get out but we failed to get the order. Our brigade fought like heroes. The first we knew both wings had given away and the 45th was nearly surrounded. I stood on the embankment and fired right down amongst the enemy just as they were charging up the bank. I turned and saw the whole regiment getting away, and I followed the example in triple quick time.”
- Sgt. Marion H. Fitzpatrick
Location. 38° 49.75′ N, 77° 32.676′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Featherbed Lane (County Route 622). Touch for map. Located on the Unfinished Railroad Loop Trail, along the old railroad bed, in 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. 2nd New Hampshire Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Groverís Attack ▪ Union Bayonet Charge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry (about 500 feet away); 1st Massachusetts Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Archerís Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 49th Georgia Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Unfinished Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
Also see . . .
1. Second Manassas Battle Report: Thomas's Brigade. (Submitted on February 26, 2011.)
2. 45th Regiment, Georgia Infantry. (Submitted on February 26, 2011.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2011. This page has been viewed 713 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 26, 2011. 2. submitted on February 27, 2011. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.