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

Kemper's Brigade

 

—Second Battle of Manassas —

 
Kemper's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2008
1. Kemper's Brigade Marker
Inscription. August 30, 1862
5:30 p.m.


Kemper's Division, Right Wing (Longstreet)
Army of Northern Virginia, CSA

Kemper's Brigade
Col. Montgomery D. Corse
1st Virginia - 11th Virginia
7th Virginia - 17th Virginia
24th Virginia

"Above us, on a gentle rise, was a battery - the guns hidden from view by a dense curtain of smoke. Nothing could be seen but the flash of the guns. 'Form into line men! Forward! Charge that battery!' The veil of smoke slowly lifted, and we could see the muzzles of the guns. Then came a horrid roar and dull shock that seemed to shake the very earth, and then the dull thud of the balls as they tore through the bodies of our men. I looked around me. The ground was covered with the mangled dead and dying."
-Pvt. Alexander Hunter
17th Virginia Infantry
 
Location. 38° 48.531′ N, 77° 32.01′ 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.
The Second Kemper's Brigade Trail Stop image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2008
2. The Second Kemper's Brigade Trail Stop
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Defending the Cannon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Third Brigade (about 500 feet away); Texas (about 600 feet away); Death of Fletcher Webster (about 600 feet away); Fight at the Fence Line (about 600 feet away); 73rd Ohio Infantry (about 600 feet away); Colonel Fletcher Webster (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate View of 5th Maine Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2008
3. Confederate View of 5th Maine Artillery
Visible on the high ground just in front of the trees are two artillery pieces representing the 5th Maine Artillery, Leppien's Battery.
 
 
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 945 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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