Second Manassas - August 30, 1862 - 4pm to 6pm
American Battlefield Trust’s map of the Battle of Second Manassas on August 30, 1862, from 5pm to 6pm.
Late on August 30, 1862, Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia landed a crushing blow on the Union Army of the Potomac and Army of Virginia. Maj. Gen. James Longstreet's wing arrived on the Confederate right flank. After repeated Union attacks on August 29-30, against Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's wing, Longstreet's counteroffensive struck the Federals. Longstreet's men attack Chinn Ridge from two sides, forcing the Union defenders back to the Warrenton Turnpike and Henry House Hill. Jackson's line then executed a left wheel eastward, striking the Union line north of the Warrenton Turnpike. The Federals withdrew east as they were defeated for a second time on the "Plains of Manassas."
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