Second Battle of Manassas
— Day One - August 28, 1862 - 6 p.m. —Late on the afternoon of August 28, Brig. Gen. Rufus King's division proceeded east towards Centreville. They marched in search of the elusive "Stonewall" Jackson, who was operating behind Union lines with half the Confederate army. As the head of the column passed the village of Groveton, Confederate artillery emerged from the woods and fired upon the unsuspecting Federals. Union troops turned to fight a fierce twilight battle near the Brawner Farm that began the three day battle of Second Manassas.
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|Placed By||Manassas National Battlefield Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 4:34pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 277044 N 4299250|
|Decimal Degrees||38.81383333, -77.56788333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 48.83', W 77° 34.073'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 48' 49.80" N, 77° 34' 4.38" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6501 Pageland Ln, Gainesville VA 20155, US|
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