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

2nd Wisconsin Infantry

Second Battle of Manassas

 
 
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By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
1. 2nd Wisconsin Infantry Marker
Inscription.
August 28, 1862
7:00 p.m.

4th Brigade (Gibbon), First Division (King)
Third Corps (McDowell), Army of Virginia, USA

2nd Wisconsin Infantry
Col. Edgar O'Conner

"Rebel infantry poured from the woods by the thousands. We were precisely on the brow of the hill in an open field. For an hour and fifteen minutes the most terrific fire imaginable was kept up; the hill top, the valley, and the wooded side of the hill beyond was a continuous sheet of flame. Darkness came on, the stars came out, and still the bullets filled the air."
-Pvt. Nathaniel Rollins
 
Location. 38° 48.815′ N, 77° 33.819′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Pageland Lane (County Route 705) one mile north of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the Brawner Farm Loop Trail, 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. Shooting Gallery (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Stand Up Fight (about
2nd Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
2. 2nd Wisconsin Infantry Marker
400 feet away); 19th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); Jackson Opens Fire (about 400 feet away); Jackson Strikes (about 400 feet away); Archeology at Brawner Farm (about 600 feet away); 26th Georgia Infantry (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,156 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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