The Battle Begins

The Battle Begins (HM13X0)

Location: Gainesville, VA 20155 Prince William County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 48.83', W 77° 34.073'

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Second Battle of Manassas

— Day One - August 28, 1862 - 6 p.m. —

Late on the afternoon of August 28, Brig. Gen. Rufus King's division proceeded east towards Centreville. They marched in search of the elusive "Stonewall" Jackson, who was operating behind Union lines with half the Confederate army. As the head of the column passed the village of Groveton, Confederate artillery emerged from the woods and fired upon the unsuspecting Federals. Union troops turned to fight a fierce twilight battle near the Brawner Farm that began the three day battle of Second Manassas.

Begin your tour at the Brawner Farm Interpretive Center. The facility, open seasonally, contains interpretive exhibits and audio-visual programs about the campaign. The Brawner Farm Loop Trail begins east of the house and follows the opposing battle lines of the August 28th engagement.
HM NumberHM13X0
Placed ByManassas National Battlefield Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 4:34pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 277044 N 4299250
Decimal Degrees38.81383333, -77.56788333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.83', W 77° 34.073'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 49.80" N, 77° 34' 4.38" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6501 Pageland Ln, Gainesville VA 20155, US
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