Confederate Counterattack

Confederate Counterattack (HM13YR)

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

N 38° 48.597', W 77° 32.684'

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Second Battle of Manassas

— Day Three - August 30, 1862 - 4 p.m. —

Generals Robert E. Lee and James Longstreet both concluded the moment had arrived to launch a massive Confederate offensive at Second Manassas. Longstreet's wing of the army - nearly 30,000 troops - stood primed to sweep forward and sever the Union army's line of retreat. Their goal, ironically, was Henry Hill - the key terrain of the First Battle of Manassas.

Only three Federal brigades - fewer than 5,000 men - stood in their path. Following the bloody repulse at Deep Cut, other Federal troops had shifted north of the turnpike to restore order. This tactical blunder weakened the Union left, against which the Confederates now struck. John Pope's blindness to Longstreet's arrival had led to disaster.
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HM NumberHM13YR
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Placed ByManassas National Battlefield Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 2:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 279043 N 4298763
Decimal Degrees38.80995000, -77.54473333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.597', W 77° 32.684'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 35.82" N, 77° 32' 41.04" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11702 General Warren Ave, Manassas VA 20109, US
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