First Brigade

First Brigade (HMC05)

Location: Gainesville, VA 20155 Prince William County
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N 38° 49.164', W 77° 33.469'

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(The Stonewall Brigade)

— Second Battle of Manassas —

August 30, 1862
3:15 p.m.

Jackson's Division (Starke)
Left Wing (Jackson)
Army of Northern Virginia, CSA

First Brigade
(The Stonewall Brigade)
Col. William S. Baylor
2nd Virginia 5th Virginia
4th Virginia 27th Virginia
33rd Virginia

"The Federals came up in front of us as suddenly as men rising up out of the ground. Our commander, Colonel Will Baylor, seeing that our line was about to falter, ran and took the flag. Waving it, the gallant Baylor dashed forward ahead of the brigade shouting, 'Boys, follow me!' We did follow him, shouting and firing, only to see the brave man shot down, wrapped in the flag he carried, pierced by many bullets, and dead."
-Capt. Edward Stickley
33rd Virginia
HM NumberHMC05
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 277936 N 4299843
Decimal Degrees38.81940000, -77.55781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 49.164', W 77° 33.469'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 49' 9.84" N, 77° 33' 28.14" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1620 Confederate Line Tour Route, Gainesville VA 20155, US
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