Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Second Manassas by Scott Patchan

Where the 82nd Ohio under General Robert Milroy slowed down the attack by Confederate General James Longstreet on August 30, 1862 allowing the Federal Army to escape at the Battle of Second Manassas (Second Bull Run).  I just finished reading the fine account of Longstreet's attack detailed in Scott C. Patchan's Second Manassass: Longstreet's Attack and the Struggle for Chinn Ridge.  I was pleased to confirm the position of my ancestor's 82nd Ohio regiment in this approximate area on the Sudley Road across from the Visitor's Center.  The landmark Stone House can be seen in the background.

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