Cavalry Clash

Cavalry Clash (HM142P)

Location: Manassas, VA 20109
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N 38° 48.439', W 77° 30.374'

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Second Battle of Manassas

— Day Three - August 30, 1862 - 6 p.m. —

As fighting stalled along Sudley Road, Union and Confederate cavalry partook in the final drama of the battle here on the grounds of Portici. Southern horsemen attempted to dash behind the Union army and cut their escape route. Anticipating this movement, General John Buford deployed his cavalry brigade near Portici to guard Lewis Ford on Bull Run.

The opposing lines crashed together head-on in the nearby fields. Buford's troopers initially surprised and routed the leading Confederate regiment, only to fall back when the balance of General Beverly Robertson's brigade appeared. In danger of being cut off, the outnumbered Federals hastened across Bull Run. The Confederates broke off pursuit short of the Warrenton Turnpike. This closing action of Second Manassas represented the largest cavalry engagement of the war up to that point.
HM NumberHM142P
Year Placed2012
Placed ByManassas National Battlefield Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 2:23am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 282378 N 4298378
Decimal Degrees38.80731667, -77.50623333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.439', W 77° 30.374'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 26.34" N, 77° 30' 22.44" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10514 Vandor Ln, Manassas VA 20109, US
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