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Reclaiming Manassas

On the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Second Manassas, we have the opportunity to reclaim 3 lost acres of this 1862 battlefield.

Late on the afternoon of August 30, 1862, men from John Bell Hood's Texas Brigade, which included the 18th Georgia and Hampton's Legion, marched over this ground as they began their fateful attack on John Pope's lightly defended left flank.  Just beyond our target tract, the Texans, Georgians, and South Carolinians engaged the 5th and 10th New York regiments who were attempting to hold back the Confederate avalanche.  In just 10 minutes of violent combat, more than 500 New Yorkers were killed or wounded.

Now we have the chance to reclaim key battlefield acres associated with this famous and bloody attack.  Join us in our efforts to save this hallowed ground.


3 Acres Targeted
Donation Match
$5 to $1
Our Goal

Featured Online Resources

Battle Overview: Second Manassas

Author Interview: Scott Patchan on Longstreet's Assault at Second Manassas

Destruction of the 5th New York Zouaves

Video Series: Longstreet's Attack

Union Major General John Pope Was No Match for Robert E. Lee

Flags of Second Manassas

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Second Manassas

Our Second Manassas Battle App will provide you with a cutting-edge way to experience the rich history of the Second Manassas Battlefield. Our GPS-powered touring application will allow you to explore the entire battlefield, from the Brawner Farm and the Unfinished Railroad to Chinn Ridge. Learn More »

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