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Volunteers in Blue and Gray: Why They Fought

3 years agoOdd : Britannica Blog

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.
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Blogging from Camp Manassas: Getting fitted for Civil War garb before the Bull Run anniversary

History / US History : A House Divided (3 years ago)

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

The 48th/150th: Bloodletting at 2nd Bull Run: Part 1/4

History / US History : The 48th Pennsylvania (2 years ago)

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

Events mark Bull Run anniversary in Manassas

History / US History : A House Divided (3 years ago)

Four days of living history events will mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle in which the Confederates scored their first important — and very public — victory. First Manassas, also known as the Battle of Bull Run, was... Read Post


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