Monster Manassas - How Strong a Stronghold?
— The Manassas Museum System —The Mayfield earthwork, known in military engineering terms as a redoubt, was a circle of raised earth some 200 feet in diameter. It may have included a retaining wall of timbers and brush, and planks to support artillery. While capable of self-defense, a redoubt was designed to provide overlapping fields of fire with other earthworks. Contemporary opinions on the strength of the Manassas defenses varied considerably.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 5:07pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 286841 N 4292287|
|Decimal Degrees||38.75356667, -77.45300000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 45.214', W 77° 27.18'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 45' 12.84" N, 77° 27' 10.80" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8372 Buttress Ln, Manassas VA 20110, US|
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