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  1. JPK Huson 1863

    " Yellow Hospital ", Manassas, 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry At The Duncan House 1862

    LoC image, part of a series taken by Timothy O'Sullivan in July 1863 has more to offer than it's title " Yellow Hospital ". Officers and troopers of the 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry were stationed in ' Bloom's Grove ', also aka ' The Duncan House ' at the time. That some families were also present...
  2. Cody C. Engdahl

    The Redemption of General Sherman

    Today is the 154th Anniversary of the Surrender at Bennett Place and the end of all major military operations of the American Civil War. I wrote a blog post: The Redemption of General Sherman. What do you think?
  3. lelliott19

    Hospital Knapsacks Captured at First Manassas July 21, 1861

    On July 21, 1861, after the Battle of First Manassas, the Confederate Army took possession of abandoned Union supplies of all kinds. Among the spoils of war were some Hospital Knapsacks. It seems the CS Surgeon General wanted them sent to Richmond, possibly for duplication. This early version...
  4. James N.

    Civil War Talk Throwback Thursday, 7-26-18

    This week's Throwback Thursday revisits one of the milestones in reenacting, the first in the series of unforgettable 125th Anniversary events outside Manassas, Virginia in July, 1986. This was of course for the 1st Battle of Bull Run/Manassas, the anniversary of which just passed, and sadly...
  5. P

    Hello and Greetings

    Hi I have a long time interest in the Civil War and avid reader of books on that time period and have visited many of the battlefields. I am also a photographer and take detailed images of the battlefields. This year I was fortunate enough to be selected at the Artist-In-Resident (AIR) at the...
  6. James N.

    Jackson's Line Along the Unfinished Railroad at Second Manassas

    The Groveton Monument, erected in 1866 atop the Unfinished Railroad embankment at the Deep Cut, behind which the command of Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson resisted repeated Federal assaults Aug. 29-30, 1862 during the Battle of Second Manassas/Bull Run. The view is looking toward the...
  7. James N.

    The Stone House at Manassas

    One of the most identifiable sights on the battlefield of Manassas/Bull Run and one which played a role in both battles fought there is the venerable Stone House that stands at the intersection of the Warrenton Turnpike (currently the Lee Highway) and the Sudley Road leading from Sudley Springs...
  8. James N.

    Piedmont Station Where Jackson's Brigade Entrained for First Manassas

    Delaplane is a tiny village located in the Virginia Piedmont situated on what was in 1861 the Manassas Gap Railroad. Then known as Piedmont Station, it figured importantly in the campaign resulting in the First Battle of Bull Run or Manassas. The Manassas Gap RR connected Manassas Junction...
  9. James N.

    First Bull Run Following George N. Barnard at Manassas

    Expired Image Removed Photographer George Norman Barnard, left, and two of his assistants, one of which is James L. Gibson, at lunch on the battlefield at Bull Run in march, 1862. At this distance, it's impossible to know exactly which of these men took the photographs featured here. In the...
  10. GELongstreet

    First Bull Run - The Manassas Campaign, Virginia, 16-22 July 1861

    This page is about the Orders of Battle of the respective Union and Confederate forces. It goes deeply into detail with names, dates and places. The countless organisatorial and reorganisatorial details are coupled with a huge array of sources, both original and newer.
  11. kbear

    Manassas - civilian arrest 6/23/1863

    A distant relative of mine, William H. Wigginton was arrested at Groveton, PWC, Va, June 23, 1863 and charged with "giving information to the rebels." In his records, there is a notation stating "these men all came to camp after the raid made by General Kilpatrick." His court proceedings read...
  12. unicornforge

    First Bull Run Manassas battlefield: How much of it was marshy?

    Many years ago, I was with a reenactment group during their month-of-March training weekend. The horses were sinking up to their pasterns into the soft wet ground, and the cold water was seeping up through my groundcloths. Therefor my question is, how much of the battlefield was marshy during...
  13. AUG

    2nd Manassas The Fight at the Deep Cut, Second Manassas

    At noon on August 30, 1862, Gen. John Pope, thinking the Army of Northern Virginia was beginning to retreat, issued orders to Maj. Gen. John Fitz Porter's V Corps, supported by Hatch's and Reynolds' Divisions from the III Corps, to advance west along the Warrenton Turnpike, wheel to the right...
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