Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
2nd New Hampshire Infantry
—First Battle of Manassas —
2nd Brigade (Burnside), Second Division (Hunter)
Army of Northeastern Virginia, USA
Col. Gilman Marston
"With the 71st New York State Militia on its left, the 2nd New Hampshire rushed to the front, and opened its store of buck and ball on the enemy. In front of the 2nd the rebels were well covered from view by the dense brush along a line of rail fence in the edge of the woods; but the men aimed low and blazed away. It was a square stand-up fight."
-Pvt. Martin Haynes
Location. 38° 49.637′ N, 77° 31.788′ 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. U.S. Infantry Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); 71st New York State Militia (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Georgia Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); George T. Stovall (about 500 feet away); 4th Alabama Infantry (about 600 feet away); The Matthew Farm (about 600 feet away); 2nd Rhode Island Infantry (about 600 feet away); The Fight for Matthews Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
Also see . . . 2nd New Hampshire Infantry. Short history of the regiment, with by company muster rosters. (Submitted on July 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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 881 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.