The Battle of Bull Run

This month’s Smithsonian Magazine highlights the Battle of Bull Run (or as my kin would call it, the Battle of Manassas). The battle was the first significant skirmish of the American Civil War and highlighted the realities that the war would not be quick won or easily fought.

Initially in the presence of cheering crowds that had gathered for the ‘entertainment,’ the spectators quickly realized the horrors they witnessed.

Read the story of Bull-Run and the beginnings of America’s bloodiest war in the Smithsonian Magazine Article: “The Battle of Bull Run: the End of Illusions.”

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