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 dense smoke, horribly wounded. Two men rushed past carrying Colonel Slocum.
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|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 3:34pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 280173 N 4300359|
|Decimal Degrees||38.82460000, -77.53223333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 49.476', W 77° 31.934'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 49' 28.56" N, 77° 31' 56.04" W|
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|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6209 Sudley Rd, Manassas VA 20109, US|
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