looks at the first conflict of the Civil War, the battle of ...
looks at the first conflict of the Civil War, the battle of Bull Run. More than 5,000 people perished -- Northern and Southern troops, as well as private citizens who came from Washington, D.C., to watch. Personal stories, maps, and photos show how this battle shocked the nation into realizing that the conflict was not some romantic adventure and that it would be longer and more costly than anyone had imagined.
This site recounts two Civil War battles fought in Manassas, Virginia. The ...
This site recounts two Civil War battles fought in Manassas, Virginia. The first battle marked the first clash of the Northern and Southern armies. As the battle approached, enthusiastic young volunteers were confident the other side would run at the first shot. At day's end, nearly 900 men lay lifeless on the fields The second battle at Manassas took place a year later, in 08/1862. It covered three days, left 3,300 dead, and brought the Confederacy to the height of its power.