Matthews Hill

Matthews Hill (HM59D)

Location: Manassas, VA 20109
Country: United States of America

N 38° 49.476', W 77° 31.934'

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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.

As Union infantry and artillery pushed forward, they could hear the enemy starting to charge upslope. In the distance ahead, near Henry House, Confederate reinforcements were coming into view. The chance for surprise was gone.
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HM NumberHM59D
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 3:34pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 280173 N 4300359
Decimal Degrees38.82460000, -77.53223333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 49.476', W 77° 31.934'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 49' 28.56" N, 77° 31' 56.04" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6209 Sudley Rd, Manassas VA 20109, US
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