— The Manassas Museum System —Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, commander of the troops defending Manassas, had been one of the pre-war U.S. Army's outstanding artillerists. Fearing an imminent Union attack, he worked feverishly to obtain cannons for the fortifications and experienced crews to man them. Most of the available guns were horse-drawn field pieces capable of firing canister (cases of small iron balls) or solid shot in weights of 10 or 20 pounds. The reproduction Model 1857 "Napoleon" cannon at right was typical of the artillery used at Manassas.
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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||Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 7:23pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 286865 N 4292316|
|Decimal Degrees||38.75383333, -77.45273333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 45.23', W 77° 27.164'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 45' 13.80" N, 77° 27' 9.84" W|
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|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8401 Quarry Rd, Manassas VA 20110, US|
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