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By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
The Seventy-First Regiment Marker
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — The Seventy-First Regiment of Infantry New York State Militia Colonel Henry P. Martin Commanding —
From this position the 71st assisted in driving the Confederate forces back toward Henry Hill. The regiment remained in this area for most of the battle and afterward covered the retreat of the Union Army from the field. The unit suffered 10 killed, . . . — Map (db m8124) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Matthews Hill First Taste of Combat First Battle of Manassas —
Officers were trying to hurry the long Union column down the road past Matthews Hill. (McDowell's flanking plan depended on speed and surprise.) Suddenly there was a rattle of musketry ahead. Like a nightmare in sunlight, men stumbled out of the . . . — Map (db m101448) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Vision of Victory Second Battle of Manassas - Day Two - August 29, 1862 —
As Pope saw it, the battle was almost won. Stonewall Jackson was the only foe he faced here, and Jackson was retreating after the fight at Brawner Farm. Now the Federals could crush the outnumbered Rebels. Tactical realities were a bit different. . . . — Map (db m101449) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Rhode Island Battery First Battle of Manassas —
July 21, 1861 11:00 a.m. 2nd Brigade (Burnside, Second Division (Hunter) Army of Northeastern Virginia, USA Rhode Island Battery Capt. William H. Reynolds Six 13-Pounder James Rifled Guns "'Forward into line of action, front,' came Captain . . . — Map (db m8354) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Blocking the Union Advance First Battle of Manassas —
Knowing they were badly outnumbered, Evans' 900 Confederates stared across this open field, waiting for the enemy to appear over the crest of the hill. Their only hope was to slow the 15,000-man Federal column long enough for reinforcements to . . . — Map (db m9660) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Pope's Headquarters Second Battle of Manassas —
August 29 & 30, 1862 Headquarters, Army of Virginia, USA Pope's Headquarters Headquarters, Army of Virginia, USA 1:00 p.m. August 29 to 6:00 p.m. August 30, 1862 "There were no tents, nothing to mark the spot except a cracker box or two for . . . — Map (db m14511) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — 4th Alabama Infantry First Battle of Manassas —
July 21, 1861 11:00 a.m. 3rd Brigade (Bee) Army of the Shenandoah (Johnson), CSA 4th Alabama Infantry Col. Egbert J. Jones "Our regiment had scarcely emerged from the timber before a murderous fire was opened on us by the Yankees. Our . . . — Map (db m9730) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — George T. Stovall
This marble marks the spot where fell George T. Stovall of the Rome Light Guards, 8th Regt. Georgia Volunteers in the battle of July 21, 1861. Born at Augusta, GA, April 25, 1835. His life he devoted to his God and sacrificed in his country's . . . — Map (db m1996) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — 8th Georgia Infantry First Battle of Manassas —
July 21, 1861 11:00 a.m. 2nd Brigade (Bartow) Army of the Shenandoah (Johnson), CSA 8th Georgia Infantry Lt. Col. W.M. Gardner "Away we went straight into the teeth of the murderous fire. We entered a thicket and were within 100 yards of . . . — Map (db m9731) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — 71st New York State Militia First Battle of Manassas —
July 21, 1861 11:00 a.m. 2nd Brigade (Burnside), 2nd Division (Hunter) Army of Northeastern Virginia, USA 71st New York State Militia Col. Henry P. Martin "The Alabama 4th, which had long ago expressed, in print, their desire to meet the . . . — Map (db m9733) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — 2nd New Hampshire Infantry First Battle of Manassas —
July 21, 1861 11:00 a.m. 2nd Brigade (Burnside), Second Division (Hunter) Army of Northeastern Virginia, USA 2nd New Hampshire Infantry Col. Gilman Marston "With the 71st New York State Militia on its left, the 2nd New Hampshire rushed to . . . — Map (db m9734) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — U.S. Infantry Battalion First Battle of Manassas —
July 21, 1861 11:00 a.m. 1st Brigade (Porter), Second Division (Hunter) Army of Northeastern Virginia, USA U.S. Infantry Battalion Maj. George Sykes "As soon as we were formed, we commenced firing, and the rebels did not like the taste of . . . — Map (db m9735) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — 2nd Rhode Island Infantry First Battle of Manassas —
July 21, 1861 11:00 a.m. 2nd Brigade (Burnside) Army of Northeastern Virginia, USA 2nd Rhode Island Infantry Col. John S. Slocum "The 2nd was hotly engaged and made so gallant a fight as to push the enemy off the plateau and partly down . . . — Map (db m9737) HM

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