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

4th South Carolina Infantry

 

—First Battle of Manassas —

 
4th South Carolina Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 12, 2008
1. 4th South Carolina Infantry Marker
Inscription. July 21, 1861
6:30 a.m.


7th Brigade (Evans)
Army of the Potomac (Beauregard), CSA

4th South Carolina Infantry
Col. J.B.E. Sloan

"Just before day on Sunday morning those of us on post nearest the Warrenton Turnpike heard the enemy approaching. We gave the alarm, and in a few minutes the regiment was formed in line of battle on the hill overlooking the Stone Bridge. Just at six o'clock the enemy fired their first gun (a cannon). It went over us, and in a few moments a regular firing was going on."
-Pvt. Jesse W. Reid
 
Location. 38° 49.398′ N, 77° 30.622′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in the Manassas National Battlefield Park, along the Stone Bridge Trail loop. 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. Opening Shots (a few steps from this marker); The Van Pelt House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Farm Ford (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stone Bridge (was approx. 0.4
4th South Carolina Infantry Trail Stop image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 12, 2008
2. 4th South Carolina Infantry Trail Stop
In the background is the "Opening Shots" marker.
miles away but has been reported missing. ); Union Retreat (approx. 0.4 miles away); Strategic Crossing (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robinson House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Outnumbered: The Stand in Robinson Lane (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Evans' Brigade Initial Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 12, 2008
3. Evans' Brigade Initial Position
Looking west down Lee Highway (the old Warrenton Turnpike). On the morning of the 21st, the 4th South Carolina occupied the high ground overlooking the road and blocking any attempt to cross the Stone Bridge.
4th South Carolina Skirmishers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 12, 2008
4. 4th South Carolina Skirmishers
Looking to the east from the high ground. Several companies of the 4th South Carolina were deployed as skirmishers fanned out across the low ground to the west of the Stone Bridge.
 
 
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 1,314 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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