Second AssaultWith the failur of Gen. Nelson Taylor's advance, Gen. John Gibbon sent in Col. Peter Lyle's Brigade. Taylor shifted some of his remaining regiments to the right and joined in Lyle's assault. Together, Taylor and Lyle formed a six-regiment front and attacked toward the railroad. When the Federals reached the small rise in front of you, Gen. James H. Lane's North Carolinians again opened up a murderous fire, and the Union attack stopped to return fire. Soon Union troops were running out of ammunition. To support his floundering front, Gibbon called up his last reserve - Col. Adrian Root's brigade.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Preservation Trust and Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 11:27am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 285661 N 4237975|
|Decimal Degrees||38.26426667, -77.44993333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 15.856', W 77° 26.996'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 15' 51.36" N, 77° 26' 59.76" W|
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|Area Code(s)||540, 804|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3512 Shannon Park Dr, Fredericksburg VA 22408, US|
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