Search Results for: First Manassas

Hospitals Of First Manassas

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Paige Gibbons-Backus One hundred and fifty-six years ago this July, Americans reached a deadly point in American history in Prince William County at the Battle of First Manassas (or Bull Run). … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Civil War Events, Medical, Upcoming Events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“A Bloody Battle is a Dreadful Experience”: Edward Craighill and the Aftermath of First Manassas

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Jimmy Price Edward A. Craighill of Charles Town, VA had not yet reached the age of 21 at the time of the First Battle of Manassas. When war broke out, young … Continue reading

Posted in Armies, Battlefields & Historic Places, Campaigns, Civil War Events, Common Soldier | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Springtime At Manassas Battlefield

Earlier this week, I visited some of the battlefield locations for the First Battle of Bull Run near Manassas. Early spring is blossoming here in Virginia, and this girl from California is delighted to see a real change in the … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Photography | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Dan Welch: Interpreting Stonewall at Second Manassas

The concentration of this year’s ECW Symposium will examine great defensive stands of the American Civil War. The multi-day event will look at numerous commanders, command decisions, and battlefields along the way, including both theaters of the conflict. For me, … Continue reading

Posted in Armies, Battlefields & Historic Places, Battles, Campaigns, Common Soldier, Leadership--Confederate, Leadership--Federal, Memory, Monuments, National Park Service, Personalities, Preservation, Symposium, Upcoming Events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

155 Years Since The First Battle of Bull Run

Call it what you will – First Bull Run or First Manassas – it was the battle that awakened America to the horrors of Civil War. Until that hot July day, war had been parades, flashy uniforms, bad food, the … Continue reading

Posted in Battles | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

ECW Weekender: The Confederate Military Railroad—Manassas and Centreville, VA

During the winter of 1861, Confederate forces in the Manassas and Centreville area built the first-ever railroad dedicated for military purposes. Using stolen rails from the B&O Railroad and building a small bridge over Bull Run, Confederate engineers were able … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Ties to the War | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

First Cousin, Once Removed: Edwin Gray Lee

This is the third installment of the “Tales from the Tombstone” series  His grandfather  was Edmund Jennings Lee, Sr. a brother of “Light Horse Harry” Lee. Hisfather stayed out of politics altogether. With a last name of Lee and a … Continue reading

Posted in Emerging Civil War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First or Second?

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Medical, Photography | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Middle Child and Second Fiddle: The Sad Fate of Second Manassas

Try as I might, I can’t persuade my daughter to explore anything to do with Second Manassas. It’s July 29, 2000. Steph is six but already the veteran of several battlefielding campaigns, and she’s particularly a fan of First Manassas … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Battles, Books & Authors, Leadership--Confederate, Leadership--Federal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“He Gave Ol’ Abe a Fearsome Fright”: The First Battle of Kernstown

The lyric above, taken from a 2nd South Carolina String Band song fittingly describes the Battle of Kernstown on March 23, 1862. Acting on an erroneous report, Confederate General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson attacked what he thought was an outnumbered … Continue reading

Posted in Emerging Civil War | 2 Comments