Attack at Deep Cut

Attack at Deep Cut (HM13YM)

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

N 38° 49.23', W 77° 32.984'

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Second Battle of Manassas

— Day Three - August 30, 1862 - 3 p.m. —

Full-throated cheers greeted the order to attack. More than 6,000 Union soldiers under General Fitz John Porter poured across the road into the fields of Lucinda Dogan's farm. As the blue-clad lines traversed the open ground, a massive concentration of Confederate artillery, posted on the neighboring Brawner Farm, unleashed a torrent of shot and shell. The bombardment shattered their formations and thinned the ranks. Still, the Federals pressed on and ascended the far ridge.

The attack culminated near the "Deep Cut" - the deepest portion of the unfinished railroad bed. Opposing troops, separated only by the width of the protective embankment, held their muskets horizontally above their heads and fired blindly. Many soldiers resorted to throwing rocks. Unable to endure the barrage from the front and flank, and with dwindling hope of reinforcement, the decimated Union regiments retreated. In less than an hour, the largest Federal attack of Second Manassas had failed.

The whole field was covered with a confused mass of struggling, running, routed Yankees.
-Colonel Bradley T. Johnson, CSA
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HM NumberHM13YM
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Placed ByManassas National Battlefield Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 7:42am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 278641 N 4299946
Decimal Degrees38.82050000, -77.54973333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 49.23', W 77° 32.984'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 49' 13.80" N, 77° 32' 59.04" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6226-6312 Featherbed Ln, Manassas VA 20109, US
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