Tag Archives: Battle of First Bull Run

Under Fire: “Till My Heart Sickens and War Is Not Glorious” — John Pelham at First Manassas

It had been three months since John Pelham of Alabama left West Point Military Academy under the cover of darkness and began his circuitous journey into the heart of the newly formed Confederacy. His months of waiting, asking for advice, … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 8/30-9/5/21

Which battle do you prefer to study, First or Second Bull Run/Manassas?

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Fallen Leaders: General Barnard Elliott Bee

Barnard Elliot Bee, Jr. appeared briefly in the saga of Civil War history. He died at the First Battle of Manassas on July 21, 1861, but not before attributed, immortal words had crossed his lips. Best remembered as the officer … Continue reading

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First Manassas/Bull Run Campaign, July 21, 1861: Uniforms

Civil War uniforms tend to be a specialty subject. This may be because the photographs are in black and white or sepia-toned. Hence the student must dig through letters and memoirs to get a clear idea of what each uniform … Continue reading

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Hidden 7th Georgia Infantry Marker at Manassas

One of the treats of battlefield exploration is discovering something new – or at least feeling like you’re discovering something new. Upon my first trip to Virginia in 2018, I was determined to follow in the footsteps of a soldier … Continue reading

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The Pink Confederate Battle Flags

ECW welcomes back guest author Bryan Cheeseboro In a recent conversation I had with a friend, we discussed the painting The First Battle Flags by Don Troiani, which depicts the events of November 28, 1861, at Centreville, Virginia.  On that … Continue reading

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Havelocks: The Face Masks of 1861

Ah! Havelocks! A hallmark of the American Civil War in 1861 and then tossed aside, rarely to be seen again—until the 125th re-enactment of the First Battle of Bull Run. After that, rarely. In case you are wondering, a havelock … Continue reading

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