Tag Archives: Manassas National Battlefield

Echoes of Reconstruction: Black History Month and the Erasure of Black History

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog I remember taking my kids to visit Stone Mountain in Georgia around 1991. At the time, the “park” was a sort of Confederate Disneyland that mixed faux Civil … Continue reading

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The Deep Cut Burns

A couple of weeks ago, Manassas National Battlefield held a controlled burn in the area of the Deep Cut. Here, on August 30, 1862, thousands of Union soldiers led by Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter attacked Confederate troops positioned along … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Heading Back To Manassas?

Next week – August 28-30 – will mark the anniversary of the Second Battle of Bull Run in 1862. Are you heading to Northern Virginia for commemorations or just driving through the area?

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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

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Modern Photography: Little Details At The Entrance

While I enjoy landscape photography, my favorite images to “shoot” are detail-oriented. As I sorted through my own image archives, I tried to figure out why my travel photo files of battlefields are intermixed with pictures of barn rafters, porch flags, … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: Battlefield Cannons

During my battlefield trips, I enjoying taking the “classic” cannon photos. Though serene battlefield markers today, these artillery pieces caused fearsome destruction during the Civil War.

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First or Second?

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A word about preservation at Manassas

Preservation still ranks as one of the top concerns at Manassas National Battlefield. In the mid-1990s, preservationists averted potential disaster when they forced the Walt Disney corporation to scrub plans for a proposed history-oriented theme park in the Manassas area. … Continue reading

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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

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Standing Under the Blazing White Sun

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