The Fight for Rickett's Guns

The Fight for Rickett's Guns (HM5OV)

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

N 38° 48.829', W 77° 31.328'

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— First Battle of Manassas —

Shells were exploding overhead as Ricketts' men dueled Stonewall Jackson's artillery, directly across the field. Sharpshooters' bullets thumped into the wooden limber chests. On the rear slope horses were screaming, dying. Suddenly from the far woods came an eerie, blood-chilling cry—the rebel yell. Through dense smoke, Ricketts could see Confederate infantry starting across the field.

Up to that moment the Confederates appeared to be loosing the battle, and possibly the war. Here the momentum shifted. At Henry House and other stops on the tour, exhibits reveal how the battle rushed toward the unexpected climax at Ricketts' guns.
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HM NumberHM5OV
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 11:32am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 281017 N 4299138
Decimal Degrees38.81381667, -77.52213333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.829', W 77° 31.328'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 49.74" N, 77° 31' 19.68" 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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