Battle Along the RailroadThe devastating crossfire provided by the 60th Georgia to your right on the other side of the railroad tracks had nearly an entire Federal brigade pinned down in this field. The Georgians used the cuts and fills along the railroad as a parapet to fire into the Federal line. Brig. Gen. Nelson Taylor of the Excelsior Brigade came onto the field and noticed this predicament. He ordered his two reserve regiments, the 70th and 72nd New York Infantry, to wheel right and attack here along the knoll where they could fire down upon the 60th Georgia.
|Placed By||Prince William County Department of Public Works, Historic Preservation Division|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 11:38am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 278874 N 4288835|
|Decimal Degrees||38.72053333, -77.54350000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 43.232', W 77° 32.61'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 43' 13.92" N, 77° 32' 36.60" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10796 General Kirkland Dr, Bristow VA 20136, US|
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