Grover's Attack ▪ Union Bayonet Charge

Grover's Attack ▪ Union Bayonet Charge (HMR5P)

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

N 38° 49.788', W 77° 32.609'

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Second Battle of Manassas

— Day Two, August 29, 1862 —

Grover's troops waited for the Rebels to fire, then charged up the ten-foot embankment. With no time to reload, Confederates were caught hugging the rear slope. The charging Federals stabbed with bayonets, crushed skulls with musket butts, and broke through the next line of defenders.

Their success was almost suicidal; no one reinforced Grover's advance. As Georgians and South Carolinians rushed to close the gap, the isolated Federals had to fall back over the ground they had won, back through a lethal crossfire. In twenty minutes General Grover lost 487 men - a third of his command.
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 11:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 279212 N 4300963
Decimal Degrees38.82980000, -77.54348333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 49.788', W 77° 32.609'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 49' 47.28" N, 77° 32' 36.54" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5709 Featherbed Ln, Manassas VA 20109, US
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