Flight from Matthews Hill

Flight from Matthews Hill (HM21LN)

Location: Manassas, VA 20109 Prince William County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 48.976', W 77° 31.402'

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First Battle of Manassas, July 21, 1861, 11:30 a.m.

The First Battle of Manassas started on Matthews Hill — the prominent rise one-half mile ahead of you. Thousands of Federals were swiftly advancing in this direction. Confederate Capt. John Imboden rushed four cannon into position near here to try and slow the Federal attack. The artillerists fired at top speed, knowing it would take massive reinforcements to stop the Yankees.

Confederate resistance on Matthews Hill collapsed after ninety minutes of combat. Through smoke and dust, the fugitives fled past the Stone HOuse and across the Warrenton Turnpike (U.S. Rte. 29 today). The retreating Rebels scrambled up the slopes of the Henry and Robinson farms in search of a place to rally. Imboden's gunners fired a few parting shots and then galloped to the rear.
HM NumberHM21LN
Placed ByManassas National Battlefield Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 11th, 2017 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 280917 N 4299412
Decimal Degrees38.81626667, -77.52336667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.976', W 77° 31.402'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 58.56" N, 77° 31' 24.12" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6329-6383 VA-234, Manassas VA 20109, US
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