Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Groverís Attack ▪ Union Bayonet Charge
Second Battle of Manassas
óDay Two, August 29, 1862 ó
Their success was almost suicidal; no one reinforced Groverís advance. As Georgians and South Carolinians rushed to close the gap, the isolated Federals had to fall back over the ground they had won, back through a lethal crossfire. In twenty minutes General Grover lost 487 men – a third of his command.
Location. 38° 49.788′ N, 77° 32.609′ 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 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1st Massachusetts Infantry (about 400 feet away); 2nd New Hampshire Infantry (about 500 feet away); 49th Georgia Infantry 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Brigade (approx. ľ mile away); a different marker also named Second Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Archerís Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
More about this marker. The marker displays a sketch of Grover's attack. On the bottom center of the marker is a portrait captioned Brig. Gen. Cuvier Grover. His charge was the closest the Federals came to success on the 29th. All afternoon their assaults on the Unfinished Railroad were uncoordinated."
Also see . . . Battle Report of Brig. Gen. Cuvier Grover. From Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. (Submitted on February 27, 2011.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2011. This page has been viewed 703 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 27, 2011. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.