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

2nd New Hampshire Infantry

Second Battle of Manassas

 
 
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April 22, 2007
1. 2nd New Hampshire Infantry Marker
Inscription.
August 29, 1862
3:00 p.m.

1st Brigade (Grover), Second Division (Hooker)
Third Corps (Heintzelman),
Army of the Potomac, USA

2nd New Hampshire Infantry
Col. Gilman Marston


“There was a crash of Rebel musketry, an answering roar of Yankee cheers, and almost instantly the 2nd was pouring over the railroad embankment. The first Confederate line was driven in upon a second, and here occurred the most desperate fighting of the day—a hand to hand fight with bayonets and clubbed muskets. The second Rebel line was routed and scattered. A third Rebel line was encountered, but by now our charge had spent its force. The 2nd held on until overwhelmed, then the men made a break to escape capture.”
- Pvt. Martin Haynes
 
Location. 38° 49.724′ N, 77° 32.69′ 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. 45th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker);
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February 26, 2011
2. 2nd New Hampshire Infantry Marker
63rd Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Groverís Attack ▪ Union Bayonet Charge (about 500 feet away); Second Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Archerís Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1st Massachusetts Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Unfinished Railroad (approx. ľ mile away); 49th Georgia Infantry (approx. ľ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .  Gilman Marston. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (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 587 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 26, 2011. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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