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
Col. John W. Stiles
12th Massachusetts - 83rd New York
13th Massachusetts - 11th Pennsylvania
"Our boys dropped like tenpins before an expert player. Ten feet to my left the tall sergeant of Company F sank down in a heap, shot squarely through the head. Franks went down with a bullet through the face. Stevens was swearing like mad, shot through the thigh. A man I did not recognize dropped just in front. I heard the bullets chug into his body; it seamed half a dozen struck him. I shall never forget the look on his face as he turned over and died."
-Pvt. George D. Paine
Location. 38° 48.612′ N, 77° 31.964′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Chinn Ridge Loop 0.6 miles west of 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 Death of Fletcher Webster (a few steps from this marker); Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Fletcher Webster (within shouting distance of this marker); Defending the Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Kemper's Brigade (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Brigade (about 700 feet away); Fight at the Fence Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); 73rd Ohio Infantry (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 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 923 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.