The "Tigers" of LouisianaIn this creek bed, three Louisiana regiments made a stand. These men, many recruited from the wharves of New Orleans, had already established a reputation as hard fighters and were labeled "Tigers" by their comrades. Their brigade commander here at Bristoe was Col. Henry Forno. After first skirmishing with the Federals along Kettle Run, 1 ½ miles to the southwest along the railroad, Forno withdrew the 6th and 8th Louisiana regiments to this area and sent the rest of his brigade to the high ground near Brentsville Road, behind you ? mile.
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|Placed By||Prince William County Department of Public Works, Historic Preservation Division|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 8:51am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 278933 N 4289024|
|Decimal Degrees||38.72225000, -77.54288333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 43.335', W 77° 32.573'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 43' 20.10" N, 77° 32' 34.38" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10707 General Kirkland Dr, Bristow VA 20136, US|
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