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

73rd Ohio Infantry

 

—Second Battle of Manassas —

 
73rd Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2008
1. 73rd Ohio Infantry Marker
Inscription. August 30, 1862
5:00 p.m.


2nd Brigade (McLean), First Division (Schenk)
First Corps (Sigel), Army of Virginia, USA

73rd Ohio Infantry
Col. Orland Smith

"The enemy in our front, moving in concert with those on our flank, came out of the woods - their line masking and overlapping our own. The whole left of our brigade poured into them a murderous volley. The combat grew fierce indeed. But the contest was not long. On came the flanking column. We stood until the enemy had nearly gained our rear, and had opened fire upon our flank. Then we retired."
-Samuel B. Hurst
Regimental Historian
 
Location. 38° 48.463′ N, 77° 32.1′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Chinn Ridge Loop and Sudley Road (Virginia Road 234), on the right when traveling west. 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 walking distance of this marker. Fight at the Fence Line (here, next to this marker); Kemper's Brigade
73rd Ohio Infantry Trail Stop image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2008
2. 73rd Ohio Infantry Trail Stop
(within shouting distance of this marker); Chinn Ridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Fight at the Fenceline (was about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ); Second Brigade (about 500 feet away); Hazel Plain (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Kemper's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Defending the Cannon (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .  73rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Reenactor web site detailing the history of the regiment. (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Fence Line Held by the 73rd Ohio image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2008
3. Fence Line Held by the 73rd Ohio
Extending perpendicular to the trail is a reproduction of the fence in place at the time of the battle. This view looks from the distant end of the fence back towards the main trail where the marker is located. Thus this view looks "down the line" of the 73rd Ohio, where they formed on the north (right) side of the fence.
Volley into the Confederates image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2008
4. Volley into the Confederates
The 73rd Ohio delivered a volley onto Corse's (Kemper's) Brigade which had advanced northward along the crest of Chinn Ridge.
 
 
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 942 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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