Charge on Griffin's Guns

Charge on Griffin's Guns (HM5OB)

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

N 38° 48.764', W 77° 31.159'

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Raw Recruits: The 33rd Va. Infantry

— First Battle of Manassas —

The Virginians were waiting, tense, here at the wood's edge—their first time under bombardment. Shells from Ricketts' battery exploded in the boughs overhead and plowed up the ground in front. When the two Union cannon rolled into position on top of the rise only 100 yards away, Col. A. C. Cummings gave the order to charge. Better to get the men moving, the colonel figured, before they panicked and before the Union guns could do more damage.

You are about to follow in the footsteps of the charging Confederates. If the two cannon had turned and used canister at this range, they would have shredded the regiment. For some reason the artillery did not fire, as if the Virginians were invisible.
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HM NumberHM5OB
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 4:05am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 281258 N 4299011
Decimal Degrees38.81273333, -77.51931667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.764', W 77° 31.159'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 45.84" N, 77° 31' 9.54" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6511 Sudley Rd, Manassas VA 20109, US
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