This week is the 150th anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run (or Manassas), and on this occasion we present this lecture by James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War historian and senior adviser to Encyclopaedia Britannica, which he gave in Charleston, South Carolina, on April 12, 2011, on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sumter. It was the last lecture in a series (April 8–12, 2011) called “Why They Fought: Reflections on the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War.
The Washington Post’s Tim Smith blogs from the scene at Camp Manassas as events for the 150th anniversary of Bull Run kick off. Cindy Warlick, purveyor of Civil War-era garb and memorabilia is fitting out a customer with a dress. Th... Read Post
This week marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of 2nd Bull Run, or 2nd Manassas. Fought August 28-31, 1862, 2nd Bull Run was an incredibly fierce and bloody battle, which resulted in a decisive victory for Robert E. Lee and his... Read Post