Outnumbered: The Stand in Robinson Lane Historical

Outnumbered: The Stand in Robinson Lane Historical (HM1WY3)

Location: Manassas, VA 20109 Prince William County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 49.158', W 77° 31.179'

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First Battle of Manassas

—July 21, 1861 12 p.m. —

Colonel Wade Hampton's infantry occupied the Warrenton Turnpike in front of the Robinson farm as the Confederate position on Matthews Hill collapsed. Having arrived at Manassas Junction earlier that morning after a 30-hour train ride from Richmond, the 600 exhausted South Carolinians stood as the only organized Confederate resistance then on the field.

Realizing his men could not hold the turnpike, Hampton pulled his troops back here to the Robinson farm lane. Slowly, with repeated volleys of musketry, the Federals forced Hampton's men to yield ground and fall back toward the woods. The Confederate army seemed on the brink of defeat.
HM NumberHM1WY3
Placed ByManassas National Battlefield Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 281249 N 4299740
Decimal Degrees38.81930000, -77.51965000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 49.158', W 77° 31.179'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 49' 9.48" N, 77° 31' 10.74" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10717-10887 US-29, Manassas VA 20109, US
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