Deadly Day for Excelsior BrigadePrior to the action along the railroad, Brig. Gen. Nelson Taylor's New York brigade, better known as the "Excelsior Brigade" came into the field here. Knowing little of the situation before arriving on the field, Taylor observed the unequal fight before him and acted immediately. He dispatched three of his regiments on the run to Carr's left to stabilize the Federal line and prevent any Confederate flanking movement. He also posted his two reserve regiments to the right of the line to deal with the 60th Georgia along the railroad. The New Yorkers came under a blistering fire from the Louisiana regiments and replied with equal ferocity.
|Placed By||Prince William County Department of Public Works, Historic Preservation Division|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 1:58pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 278946 N 4288928|
|Decimal Degrees||38.72138333, -77.54270000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 43.283', W 77° 32.562'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 43' 16.98" N, 77° 32' 33.72" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10786-10790 General Kirkland Dr, Bristow VA 20136, US|
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