First Battle of Manassas
— July 21, 1861 2:45 p.m. —Captain Charles Griffin's cannon, a section of Battery D, 5th U.S. Artillery, fired only two rounds when an unidentified line of infantry approached from the fence ahead. Who were they? Griffin proclaimed them the enemy. His commanding officer, the army's chief of artillery, disagreed. Reassured, the gunners resumed firing on the Confederate artillery in the distance.
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|Placed By||Manassas National Battlefield Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 281150 N 4298958|
|Decimal Degrees||38.81223333, -77.52055000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 48.734', W 77° 31.233'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 48' 44.04" N, 77° 31' 13.98" W|
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|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6511 Sudley Rd, Manassas VA 20109, US|
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