Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
—Second Battle of Manassas —
Second Division (Ricketts)
Third Corps (McDowell)
Army of Virginia, USA
Brig. Gen. Zealous B. Tower
26th New York - 88th Pennsylvania
94th New York - 90th Pennsylvania
"The regiment rushed up on the double quick and the companies deployed as best they could, facing the enemy's line near the Chinn House. Very soon the Confederates advanced in many lines of battle. We at once opened fire on them, checking their advance. But the infantry fire was so very destructive that our men were at a loss how to return it effectively. It was just impossible to get the companies in order to successfully resist the Rebel advance."
88th Pennsylvania Infantry
Location. 38° 48.516′ N, 77° 32.026′ 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 Kemper's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Defending the Cannon (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fight at the Fence Line (about 500 feet away); 73rd Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Kemper's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Third Brigade (about 700 feet away); Texas (about 700 feet away); Death of Fletcher Webster (about 700 feet 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 791 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.