Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
—Second Battle of Manassas —
Kemper's Division, Right Wing (Longstreet)
Army of Northern Virginia, CSA
Col. Montgomery D. Corse
1st Virginia - 11th Virginia
7th Virginia - 17th Virginia
"We neared the Chinn House, when suddenly a long line of the enemy rose from behind an old fence and poured straight into our breasts a withering volley. It struck the long line like an electric shock, but the officers surged ahead cheering on the men. It was a decisive fight of about 10 minutes. The left of our brigade struck the enemy's right and doubled it up. In a moment the blue line quivered and went to pieces."
-Pvt. Alexander Hunter
17th Virginia Infantry
Location. 38° 48.446′ N, 77° 32.111′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is at the intersection of Chinn Ridge Loop and Sudley Road (Virginia Road 234), on the right when traveling west on Chinn Ridge Loop. Touch for map. Located at the Chinn Ridge Loop walking trail, in the Manassas National Battlefield Park. The trail starts at stop nine of the driving tour of the battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 73rd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Fight at the Fence Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Chinn Ridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Fight at the Fenceline (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Hazel Plain (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Brigade (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Kemper's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Defending the Cannon (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 777 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.