Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Second Battle of Manassas
—Day Three - August 30, 1862 - 6 p.m. —
The opposing lines crashed together head-on in the nearby fields. Buford's troopers initially surprised and routed the leading Confederate regiment, only to fall back when the balance of General Beverly Robertson's brigade appeared. In danger of being cut off, the outnumbered Federals hastened across Bull Run. The Confederates broke off pursuit short of the Warrenton Turnpike. This closing action of Second Manassas represented the largest cavalry engagement of the war up to that point.
Erected 2012 by Manassas National Battlefield Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior.
Location. 38° 48.439′ N, 77° 30.374′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Vandor Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on a park access road to the north (a left turn) off Vandor Lane. It
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Portici (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Arrival of Jefferson Davis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Turning the Tide (approx. 0.8 miles away); 7th Georgia Regiment (approx. 0.8 miles away); Point Blank Volley (approx. 0.8 miles away); Washington (Louisiana) Artillery Battalion (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lieutenant William P. Mangum (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
Also see . . . Cavalry Clash. Old marker at this location. (Submitted on September 2, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 442 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 2, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.