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

Washington (Louisiana) Artillery Battalion

 

—First Battle of Manassas —

 
Washington Artillery Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
1. Washington Artillery Battalion Marker
Inscription. July 21, 1861 2:00 p.m.

Army of the Potomac (Beauregard), CSA
Washington (Louisiana) Artillery Battalion
Maj. John B. Walton
Three 6-pounder Smoothbores
Two 6-pounder Rifled Guns.

“We advanced by hand to the front until finally the battery was upon the crown of the hill, entirely exposed to the view of their artillery and infantry. At this moment their fire fell like hail around us. Notwithstanding, my guns were as rapidly and beautifully served by the cannoneers, with as much composure and silence as they are when upon the ordinary daily drill.” – Maj. John B. Walton
 
Location. 38° 48.854′ N, 77° 31.15′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Sudley Road (Virginia Route 234) 0.7 miles south of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker on the Henry Hill trail, which starts at the Manassas National Battlefield Park visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Like a Stonewall (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Farm Road Trace (about
Confederate Cannon, In Position image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
2. Confederate Cannon, In Position
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Road Trace (about 300 feet away); Various Sections of Virginia Artillery (about 300 feet away); Thomas Jonathan Jackson (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Washington Battalion. (Submitted on January 9, 2007.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Washington Artillery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 6, 2007
3. The Washington Artillery Position
As seen from the guns of Ricketts' Battery. The bronze cannon representing the Washington Artillery stand near the tree line. Note Bartow's Monument just in front of the Confederate guns.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,696 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3. submitted on June 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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