Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Charge on Griﬃn’s Guns
Raw Recruits: The 33rd Va. Infantry
—First Battle of Manassas —
You are about to follow in the footsteps of the charging Confederates. If the two cannon had turned and used canister at this range, they would have shredded the regiment. For some reason the artillery did not fire, as if the Virginians were invisible.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 38° 48.764′ N, 77° 31.159′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Sudley Road (Virginia Route 234) 0.8 miles south of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is one of the waysides along the Henry House 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 10 other markers are within walking distance Turning the Tide (here, next to this marker); Lieutenant William P. Mangum (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Thomas (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Point Blank Volley (about 400 feet away); General Barnard Elliott Bee (about 500 feet away); Washington (Louisiana) Artillery Battalion (about 500 feet away); Thomas Jonathan Jackson (about 600 feet away); Like a Stonewall (about 700 feet away); Henry Hill (about 700 feet away); Final Struggle (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
More about this marker. This marker was replaced by a new one named Tuning the Tide (see nearby markers).
Also see . . . The 33rd Virginia Infantry. A brief history of the regiment by Robert H. Moore, II. (Submitted on March 18, 2007.)
Additional keywords. Confederate Col. Arthur C. Cummings, First Battle of Bull Run. 1st Bull Run. 1st Manassas. Ricketts’ cannon, Rickett's cannon, Ricketts' cannon, Union Captain J. B. Ricketts, Battery D, 5th U.S. Artillery, commanded by Capt. Charles Griffin.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,920 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on March 18, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on March 18, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 5. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.