Shooting Gallery

Shooting Gallery (HM13YT)

Location: Gainesville, VA 20155 Prince William County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 48.82', W 77° 33.786'

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Second Battle of Manassas

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

On the morning of August 30, 1862, Confederate Col. Stephen D. Lee deployed 18 guns from his artillery battalion along this commanding ridge. Additional cannon, under Maj. Lindsey M. Shumaker, unlimbered to his left. The artillery linked the two winds of the Confederate army. In total, as many as 36 guns occupied this ground overlooking the rolling fields of Lucinda Dogan's farm.

At 3:00 p.m., Union troops poured out of the Groveton woods to attack Jackson's line along the unfinished railroad. From this position, Confederate gunners had a clear view of the assault - the most formidable onslaught of the three days. The artillery concentrated their fire on the advancing enemy line, one-half mile ahead. The lethal bombardment kept reinforcements from crossing the field and helped ensure the failure of the Union attack.

"Our position was an admirable one and the guns were well served."
-Col. Stephen D. Lee.
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HM NumberHM13YT
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Placed ByManassas National Battlefield Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 11:25am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 277459 N 4299220
Decimal Degrees38.81366667, -77.56310000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.82', W 77° 33.786'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 49.20" N, 77° 33' 47.16" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2220 Confederate Line Tour Route, Gainesville VA 20155, US
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