Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Rock Fight
Second Battle of Manassas
—Day Three August 30, 1862 3:30 p.m. —
The rock fight lasted but a moment. By the time the Confederates resorted to such desperate tactics, the enemy attack had already weakened. Soon reinforcements arrived to drive off the remaining Federals. The rock-throwing had no effect on the battle's outcome. Yet the incident grew legendary, an image of the desperate, close-quarters fighting at Deep Cut.
Painting by Don Troiani
Erected by Manassas National Battlefield Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 38° 49.285′ N, 77° 33.213′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Featherbed Road (County Route 622) half a mile north of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located along the
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 24th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Fourth Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Groveton Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Alabama Infantry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Brigade (about 600 feet away); 20th New York State Militia (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
Also see . . .
1. Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location also titled “The Rock Fight” (Submitted on November 30, 2015.)
2. Manassas National Battlefield Park. National Park Service (Submitted on November 30, 2015.)
Categories. • Military • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 23, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.