An Officer's Error?
— First Battle of Manassas —In clear view of artillerymen here, Confederates lined up at the fence and trees across the open field. The two cannon and supporting infantry could have stopped the Rebels cold, yet the four hundred charging Virginians were able to fire a musket volley at such close range that they virtually wiped out the Union gun crews. Congressional inquiries failed to clear up the mystery: how did the Confederates manage to get that close?
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|Date Added||Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 10:07pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 281150 N 4298962|
|Decimal Degrees||38.81226667, -77.52055000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 48.736', W 77° 31.233'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 48' 44.16" N, 77° 31' 13.98" W|
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|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6511 Sudley Rd, Manassas VA 20109, US|
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