5th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry

5th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry (HM6BY)

Location: Manassas, VA 20109
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 48.623', W 77° 32.633'

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Duryee Zouaves

Erected by the State of New York
September 29, 1906,
to commemorate the heroic services of the
5th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry
(Duryee Zouaves)

Here, about 4 p.m. August 30, 1862, the regiment, 482 strong, supported Hazlett's Battery, "D" 5th U.S. Artillery, when attacked by a Division of the victorious Confederates. The Regiment stubbornly withstood this force, and checked its advance, until the Battery had withdrawn.

In holding this position, the regiment suffered the greatest loss of life sustained by any infantry regiment, in any battle, during the entire Civil War.

The casualties were: killed or mortally wounded, 124; wounded 223. Both color bearers, and seven out of eight of the color guard were killed; but the colors were brought with honor, off the field.
HM NumberHM6BY
Year Placed1906
Placed ByState of New York
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 11:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 279118 N 4298809
Decimal Degrees38.81038333, -77.54388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.623', W 77° 32.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 37.38" N, 77° 32' 37.98" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11702 General Warren Ave, Manassas VA 20109, US
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