First Battle of Mantissas
—July 21, 1861 10 a.m. —Fighting opened here on Matthews Hill as Colonel Ambrose Burnside's brigade, leading the Union flanking column, collided with Confederates. Six James Rifles of the 2nd Rhode Island Battery established an advantageous position on the crest while Union infantry pressed forward into a cornfield beyond. With each few minutes that passed, more Federals reached the front.
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|Placed By||Manassas Nationa Battlefield Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 280239 N 4300386|
|Decimal Degrees||38.82486667, -77.53148333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 49.492', W 77° 31.889'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 49' 29.52" N, 77° 31' 53.34" W|
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|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6215 Sudley Rd, Manassas VA 20109, US|
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