Texas (HM13FJ)

Location: Manassas, VA 20109
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 48.599', W 77° 31.929'

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Remembers the valor and devotion of her soldiers who participated in the battle of Second Manassas, Virginia - August 28-30, 1862.

On this field Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia won the decisive battle of the Northern Virginia Campaign against Union Maj. Gen. John Pope's Army of Virginia. Arriving on the second day, August 29th, Confederate Maj. Gen. James Longstreet's wing took position opposite Pope's left-flank late that afternoon. Brig. Gen. John Bell Hood's Texas Brigade saw its first combat of the engagement advancing into the Union line at Groveton. Their position untenable, the Brigade withdrew the following morning. Misinterpreting Confederate maneuvers as a retreat, Gen. Pope ordered another attack on Gen. Stonewall Jackson's position on August 30th. With the help of Gen. Longstreet's artillery the Union attack was repulsed. Gen. Longstreet's five divisions then counterattacked in one of the largest simultaneous mass assaults of the war. Hood's Texas Brigade led the advance with the entire wing pivoting on the brigade. In the ensuing combat Hood's Texas Brigade overwhelmed the 5th and 10th New York Zouaves at Groveton and drove off a brigade of Pennsylvania reserves, their efforts climaxed with the capture of Kern's Pennsylvania Battery. Although the terrain and stubborn Union resistance on Chinn Ridge ultimately broke the tactical integrity of the unit, the Texas Brigade contributed significantly to the collapse of the Union left flank which forced Pope's retreat that night and opened the way for Lee's invasion of Maryland.

Texas Units engaged in
The Battle of Second Manassas, VA

Brig. Gen. John Bell Hood's Brigade
1st Texas
Volunteer Infantry Regiment

4th Texas
Volunteer Infantry Regiment

5th Texas
Volunteer Infantry Regiment

18th Georgia
Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Hampton's Legion, South Carolina
(8 Infantry Companies)

Texas units formed the major portion of Hood's Brigade, thus it was commonly known as the Texas Brigade, but the 18th Georgia, Hampton's Legion, and later the 3rd Arkansas were integral parts of the brigade.

Texas remembers and honors her sons and those of her sister states who fought with them. They sleep the sleep of the brave.
HM NumberHM13FJ
Year Placed2012
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 8:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 280135 N 4298736
Decimal Degrees38.80998333, -77.53215000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.599', W 77° 31.929'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 35.94" N, 77° 31' 55.74" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 44300 Unnamed Road, Manassas VA 20109, US
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