Blocking the Union Advance

Blocking the Union Advance (HM671)

Location: Manassas, VA 20109
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 49.42', W 77° 31.82'

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— First Battle of Manassas —

Knowing they were badly outnumbered, Evans' 900 Confederates stared across this open field, waiting for the enemy to appear over the crest of the hill. Their only hope was to slow the 15,000-man Federal column long enough for reinforcements to arrive.

When the first Federals topped the rise, the Confederates fired. Both sides rushed reinforcements into the fight, and the battle raged on a half-mile front. After 1 ½ hours, outflanked and overwhelmed, the Confederates retreated in disarray toward Henry Hill. The battle seemed lost.
HM NumberHM671
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 5:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 280335 N 4300250
Decimal Degrees38.82366667, -77.53033333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 49.42', W 77° 31.82'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 49' 25.20" N, 77° 31' 49.20" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6221 Sudley Rd, Manassas VA 20109, US
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