First Battle of Manassas
— July 21, 1861 - 10 a.m. —The head of General Irvin McDowell's flanking column reached Matthews Hill shortly after 10 a.m. Progress had been slow. The rookie soldiers frequently broke ranks to rest. Some stopped to pick blackberries. More than 13,000 Union troops lagged behind schedule and strung out for nearly six miles. As the head of the column reached Matthews Hill, the rear of the column was still on the Warrenton Turnpike east of the Stone Bridge.
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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 3rd, 2014 at 2:05am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 280050 N 4300577|
|Decimal Degrees||38.82653333, -77.53371667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 49.592', W 77° 32.023'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 49' 35.52" N, 77° 32' 1.38" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5891-5911 Sudley Rd, Manassas VA 20109, US|
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