Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
71st New York State Militia
—First Battle of Manassas —
2nd Brigade (Burnside), 2nd Division (Hunter)
Army of Northeastern Virginia, USA
Col. Henry P. Martin
"The Alabama 4th, which had long ago expressed, in print, their desire to meet the New York 71st, deployed from a wood. The 71st, recognizing them, answered the challenge with a shout, and, springing forward, delivered a volley of musketry. They then charged down the hill upon them with tremendous vigor, intending to take them with the bayonet. But the Alabamians did not like the war-whoop, nor its prologue, so after a volley and a short pause, they took back to cover, leaving their dead on the field."
-Augustus T. Francis
Location. 38° 49.639′ N, 77° 31.734′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Sudley Road (State Road 234), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the Manassas National Battlefield Park, along the Matthews Hill trail. 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. 8th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd New Hampshire Infantry George T. Stovall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Infantry Battalion (about 500 feet away); The Matthew Farm (about 600 feet away); 4th Alabama Infantry (about 700 feet away); 2nd Rhode Island Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Fight for Matthews Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
Also see . . . 71st New York State Militia. Unit history. (Submitted on July 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 929 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.