Second Battle of Manassas
— Day Three - August 30, 1862 - 4:15 p.m. —From their position atop this ridge, the soldiers of the 5th New York Infantry listened to the crash of battle. It appeared the regiment had escaped combat that day. Most of the fighting raged one mile to the north near Deep Cut. Around 4 p.m. an ominous silence took hold. Much of the distant firing had stopped. Suddenly a violent burst of musketry pierced the stillness. Terrified Union skirmishers came running out of the woods, followed by a tremendous crashing of brush and leaves - the sound of a large army approaching.
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|Placed By||Manassas National Battlefield Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 9:47am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 279101 N 4298778|
|Decimal Degrees||38.81010000, -77.54406667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 48.606', W 77° 32.644'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 48' 36.36" N, 77° 32' 38.64" W|
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|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 11702 General Warren Ave, Manassas VA 20109, US|
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