Attack From Matthews Hill

Attack From Matthews Hill (HM55X)

Location: Manassas, VA 20109
Country: United States of America

N 38° 48.975', W 77° 31.402'

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Cannoneer's-Eye View

— First Battle of Manassas —

From the ridge beyond Stone House 15,000 Federals were swiftly advancing in this direction. Confederate Capt. John Imboden rushed four cannon into position here, to try to slow the Federal attack. Behind this slight rise the artillerists had some protection from enemy bombardment.

Though the smoke and dust, Imboden's men could see outnumbered Confederate infantry starting to fall back from Matthews Hill. The connoneers kept firing at top speed, knowing it would take massive reinforcements to stop the Yankees.

Retreating Confederates fled past Robinson House (the next tour stop) where Wade Hampton's South Carolinians made a desperate stand.
HM NumberHM55X
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 6:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 280917 N 4299411
Decimal Degrees38.81625000, -77.52336667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.975', W 77° 31.402'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 58.50" N, 77° 31' 24.12" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6329-6383 VA-234, Manassas VA 20109, US
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