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

Colonel Fletcher Webster

 
 
Colonel Fletcher Webster Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 2, 2007
1. Colonel Fletcher Webster Memorial
Inscription.
In memory of
Colonel Fletcher Webster
Who here fell August 30, 1862
while gallantly leading his regiment
the 12th Mass. Volunteers

This memorial was dedicated Oct. 21, 1914
by survivors of his regiment and
Fletcher Webster Post, G.A.R.
of Brockton, Mass.

He gave his life for
the principles laid down by his father
Daniel Webster

"Liberty and union,
now and forever, one and inseparable"
This boulder was taken from
the Webster place, Marshfield, Mass.

 
Location. 38° 48.607′ N, 77° 31.921′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Chinn Ridge Loop 0.6 miles west of Sudley Road (Virginia Road 234), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at the Chinn Ridge Loop walking trail, in the Manassas National Battlefield Park. The trail starts at stop nine of the driving tour of the battlefield. 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. Texas (a few steps from this marker); Death of Fletcher Webster (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance
Webster Memorial on Chinn Ridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2007
2. Webster Memorial on Chinn Ridge
Site of the death of Col. Fletcher Webster in Manassas National Battlefield.
of this marker); Defending the Cannon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kemper's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Second Brigade (about 700 feet away); Fight at the Fence Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); 73rd Ohio Infantry (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .  Death of Col. Fletcher Webster. An account of his death as appearing in the New York Times, September 2, 1862. (Submitted on June 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Colonel Fletcher Webster Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2008
3. Colonel Fletcher Webster Memorial
 
 
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 1,118 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on June 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on August 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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