Second Battle of Manassas
— Day Two - August 29, 1862 —Stonewall Jackson's defensive line extended nearly two miles - from Sudley Church to the Brawner Farm. Many of his 24,000 troops were posted behind the cuts and fills of the unfinished railroad grade before you. The formidable position enabled Jackson to confront an enemy twice the size of his own command until Longstreet's troops could reach the battlefield.Throughout the day, the heaviest attacks fell on General Maxcy Gregg's South Carolina brigade, which anchored the left end of the Confederate line. Crowded atop a rocky knoll behind the railroad grade, Gregg's 1,200 men withstood six separate assaults. With his brigade on the brink of collapse, Gregg brandished his grandfather's Revolutionary War sword, waved it around his head, and exhorted, "Let us die here, my men, let us die here!" His words rallied the troops. Although outnumbered, exhausted, and nearly out of ammunition, Gregg's line held.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 11th, 2015 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 279757 N 4301946|
|Decimal Degrees||38.83878333, -77.53753333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 50.327', W 77° 32.252'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 50' 19.62" N, 77° 32' 15.12" W|
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|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5400 VA-234, Manassas VA 20109, US|
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