Second Battle of Manassas
— Day Three - August 30, 1862 - 2:30 p.m. —Thirty minutes before the main assault, Colonel Hiram Berdan's 1st U.S. Sharpshooters clambered over the fence along the Groveton-Sudley Road and dashed into the open pasture. The skilled marksmen kept up a steady fire with their breech-loading Sharps rifles, driving back Confederate skirmishers. Their advance provoked an angry fusillade from Jackson's men behind the railroad bed. The sharpshooters sought cover and became pinned down here along the dry creek bed.
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|Placed By||Manassas National Battlefield Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 10:16pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 278511 N 4299846|
|Decimal Degrees||38.81956667, -77.55120000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 49.174', W 77° 33.072'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 49' 10.44" N, 77° 33' 4.32" W|
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|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6226-6312 Featherbed Ln, Manassas VA 20109, US|
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