Second Battle of Manassas
— Day One - August 28, 1862 - 6:30 p.m. —As General Rufus King's Union division marched eastward along the Warrenton Turnpike (U.S. Route 29 today), they came under fire from Confederate artillery on the distant ridge. Captain Joseph Campbell's Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery wheeled off the road and into position atop this rise to return fire. Campbell's six guns effectively silenced the Rebel batteries, allowing Federal infantry to confront the Confederates on the neighboring Brawner Farm. These were the opening salvos of the Second Battle of Manassas.
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|Placed By||Manassas National Battlefield Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 7:52am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 277942 N 4298986|
|Decimal Degrees||38.81168333, -77.55746667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 48.701', W 77° 33.448'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 48' 42.06" N, 77° 33' 26.88" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 12004-12046 Lee Highway, Gainesville VA 20155, US|
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