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150th Battle of Bull Run

By: Craig Shipp

 150th Battle of Bull Run Re-Enactment - aka Battle of Manassas, Virginia
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War 2011-2015


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CLICK HERE to download the above photos from flickr! CLICK HERE for a full-screen slideshow (Non-Flash iPad viewable).

Also see: manassasbullrun.com and VisitPWC.com

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My photos can be downloaded from flickr in various sizes. To do so visit the following link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/areaguides/collections/

Then click on the collection and then the set to find the photo. There are also links from my articles direct to featured photos.

After you've opened the set click on the photo you want. Then click on the little magnifine glass (+) just above the right side of the photo. This takes you to a larger view and then in the upper right you will see a "View all sizes" link.

The View all sizes link brings you to a page where you can click on various size links from Square (75 x 75) all the way up to Original. Click on the size you want and then click on the link to download that size and save to your desktop or your pictures folder.

If the picture you want is needed in a high-quality .tiff un-compressed format e-mail me and I can make it available to you at not cost for personal use. 

PS: Many of my videos can be downloaded from vimeo (Free account required) http://vimeo.com/craigshipp/videos direct link: 150th Battle Of Bull Run Reenactment - Manassas, Virginia

The First Battle of Bull Run, also known as the First Battle of Manassas (the name used by Confederate forces), was fought on July 21, 1861, in Prince William County, Virginia, near the City of Manassas. It was the first major land battle of the American Civil War.

 

Just months after the start of the war at Fort Sumter, the Northern public clamored for a march against the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, which could bring an early end to the war. Yielding to this political pressure, unseasonedUnion Army troops under Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell advanced across Bull Run against the equally unseasoned Confederate Army under Brig. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard near Manassas Junction. McDowell's ambitious plan for a surprise flank attack against the Confederate left was not well executed by his inexperienced officers and men, but the Confederates, who had been planning to attack the Union left flank, found themselves at an initial disadvantage.

Confederate reinforcements under the command of Brig. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston arrived from the Shenandoah Valley by railroad and the course of the battle changed. A brigade of Virginians under a relatively unknown colonel from theVirginia Military InstituteThomas J. Jackson, stood their ground and Jackson received his famous nickname, "Stonewall Jackson". The Confederates launched a strong counterattack and as the Union troops began withdrawing under pressure, many panicked and it turned into a rout as they frantically ran in the direction of nearby Washington, D.C. Both sides were sobered by the violence and casualties of the battle, and they realized that the war would potentially be much longer and bloodier than they had originally anticipated.

 

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