Vision of Victory

Vision of Victory (HM5BR)

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

N 38° 49.476', W 77° 31.936'

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— 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. Instead of "retreating," Jackson's troops had taken position along the ditches and high embankments of the Unfinished Railroad. By noon on the 29th, Maj. Gen. James Longstreet and 28,000 men - the rest of the Confederate Army - had marched from Thoroughfare Gap to within two miles of Pope's headquarters. Pope, however, seemed to ignore all evidence that did not fit his vision of total victory.

During the next thirty-six hours Pope's overconfidence almost destroyed the Union Army.
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HM NumberHM5BR
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 3:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 280170 N 4300359
Decimal Degrees38.82460000, -77.53226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 49.476', W 77° 31.936'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 49' 28.56" N, 77° 31' 56.16" 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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