Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
—Second Battle of Manassas - Day Three - August 30, 1862 —
The lines of cavalry met head-on. Men were knocked from their mounts; dying horses rolled in the dirt. In the first charge, the Federals routed their foes, but through the blinding dust came Rebel reinforcements: Jeb Stuart's regiments, yelling and shooting pistols. The outnumbered Federals retreated - riderless horses, wounded men on foot all trying to get away.
Confederates pursued across Bull Run to Centreville Road, where Buford's cavalry rejoined the main retreat column. Afterward Stuart's men were surprised that Union cavalry had put up such a good fight.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 48.44′ N, 77° 30.373′ W. Marker was near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker could be reached from Vandor Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Cavalry Clash (here, next to this marker); Confederate Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Portici (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Arrival of Jefferson Davis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Turning the Tide (approx. 0.8 miles away); 7th Georgia Regiment (approx. 0.8 miles away); Point Blank Volley (approx. 0.8 miles away); Washington (Louisiana) Artillery Battalion (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
More about this marker. In the upper right is a sketch depicting the cavalry fight. On the lower right is a map illustrating the action. In the lower center are portraits of Gens. John Buford and J.E.B. Stuart.
This marker was replaced by a new one, with the same title - "Cavalry Clash". See nearby markers.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 888 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on July 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on November 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 3, 4. submitted on July 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.