Second Manassas - August 29, 1862 - 4pm to 6pm

American Battlefield Trust’s map of the Battle of Second Manassas on August 29, 1862, from 4 pm to 6 pm

On August 29, 1862, Union commander John Pope concentrated his Army of Virginia and elements of the Army of the Potomac and prepared to assault the Confederate position along an unfinished railroad grade near Manassas, Virginia, commanded by Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. As they had done earlier in the day, despite being outnumbered, the Confederates fended off Pope's efforts by shifting reinforcements behind their lines. In the afternoon, Gen. James Longstreet and his First Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia arrived on the field and took position on Jackson’s right flank.

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