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Top Stories: Israel Strikes Gaza; Former Soviet Official Dies

3 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Also: The co-owners of the NBA's L.A. Clippers battle in court over control of their assets; Ukraine takes more territory from rebels; and one man is gored in Pamplona's running of the bulls.

The Importance of Being Fluent in the Language of Texting

Can we tlk? On the eve of the Battle of Bull Run, Major Sullivan Ballou of the 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers wrote to his wife about his fears of dying (justified as things turned out) in the coming battle. "I shall always be near you;...Show More Summary

The Importance Of Being Fluent In The Language Of Texting

Can we tlk? On the eve of the Battle of Bull Run, Major Sullivan Ballou of the 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers wrote to his wife about his fears of dying (justified as things turned out) in the coming battle. "I shall always be near you;...Show More Summary

Beware the self-fulfilling prophecies of economic pessimists

Since the financial crisis of 2008, the optimists have been steadily beating the prophets of doom in the battle of the economic narrative, as the stock market continues its years-long bull run and the economy steadily improves. But that...Show More Summary

Shadow Warrior Confirmed 900p, 60fps On Xbox One And 1080p, 60fps On PS4

The battle of the reso-wars rages on with all the intensity of angry bulls running through the streets of Spain after getting a taste of Mountain Dew. Click To Continue Reading

Chicago Bulls vs. Denver Nuggets: Postgame Grades and Analysis

After three quarters of Thursday night's battle, the Denver Nuggets (5-6) and Chicago Bulls (6-4) appeared to be headed for a contested finish. The Nuggets, however, unleashed a 13-0 fourth-quarter run and overshadowed one of Derrick...Show More Summary

Historian Says Best Way To Save Manassas Battlefield Is To Expand Highway Through It

12 months agoLifestyle / Travel : Gadling

Wikimedia Commons Manassas Battlefield Park has been struggling with traffic for a long time. The site of the First and Second Battles of Manassas, also known as the battles of Bull Run, it's rich in Civil War history. The main reason...Show More Summary

U.S. Pat. No. 36,600: The Plow Cannon

This might be where the term "Yankee ingenuity" came from, although if it was, somebody was being sarcastic: Two New Yorkers invented this and had it patented in 1862. At the time, the battles of First Bull Run and Shiloh...

PROFILES: Bvt. Col. John D. Bertolette

151 Years Ago...on August 29, 1862...John D. Bertolette, a 1st Lieutenant serving on the staff of Colonel James Nagle, who led a brigade in the 9th Army Corps, fell seriously wounded at the Second Battle of Bull Run. Advancing alongside...Show More Summary

American Civil War: McDowell Beaten at Bull Run

July 21, 1861 - Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell (right) is defeated at the First Battle of Bull Run.  Graduating from West Point in 1838, McDowell saw service in the Mexican-American War and took part in the Battle of Buena Vista.  A skilled...Show More Summary

Of Guelzo, Gettysburg, Meade and Natural Born Citizenship

Over at Bull Runnings, Harry Smeltzer has a great interview with Prof. Allen C. Guelzo of Gettysburg College on the occasion of the release of Prof. Guelzo’s new book on the Battle of Gettysburg, entitled Gettysburg: The Last Invasion. Show More Summary

Critical Adjustments Chicago Bulls Must Make Against Miami Heat

What a difference two games make. In Game 1 of their series with the Miami Heat, the Chicago Bulls played out of their minds. They won the loose-ball battles, they had the rebounding edge and they closed out the game on a 10-0 run. In the two games since, they have been outscored 219-172. Show More Summary

Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls: Preview, Analysis and Predictions

The Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls have been two of the Eastern Conference’s giants over the past few seasons, and their games often bring about hard-fought battles. While the Bulls can’t be considered a threat to make a deep run in...Show More Summary

The 48th/150th: Bloodletting at 2nd Bull Run: The Casualties

As we commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the 2nd Battle of Bull Run, it is important to remember those who there gave their lives. For the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry, this would be their first major battle of the war; in terms of numbers lost, it would also prove to be their worst battle of the entire four-year conflict. Show More Summary

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

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 Army of Northern Virginia. Show More Summary

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

Captain James Wren Company B Describes the Battle of 2nd Bull Run August 29, 1862 James Wren, a machinist from Pottsville, kept a diary throughout his war time service. An immigrant from Wales, Wren was an active member of the Pottsville militia before the war, and would rise to the rank of major before resigning from the army in May 1863. Show More Summary

The 48th/150th: Bloodletting at 2nd Bull Run: Part 3/4

Captain Henry Pleasants, Company C Describes the Battle of 2nd Bull Run Henry Pleasants, who would garner much fame as the mastermind of the Petersburg Mine in June-July 1864, wrote the following account of the 48th's actions at 2nd Bull Run for the Miners' Journal, Pottsville's leading newspaper. Show More Summary

Traveling Spirits and the Manassas Battlefield

The Battlefield at Mannassas National Park has seen more than its fair share of bloodshed. On July 21,1861 it was the site of the First Battle of Bull Run and on August 28th- 30th it was the site of the Second Battle of Bull Run. It was here that General Thomas Jackson gained his nickname stonewall Jackson. Show More Summary

Red Bulls Stroll To Open Cup 4th Round In Night Of Upsets

The Lamar Hunt US Open Cup may be unfamiliar to most, but the long running knockout tournament sees all five levels of the US soccer pyramid do battle. With 16 MLS teams joining the brackets in Tuesday night's third round, many lower division teams proved to be giant killers. Show More Summary

It doesn't quite float off the table

For our latest session, Mike had wanted to give Martin Wallace's latest game, Test of Fire: Bull Run 1861, a go. This is an American Civil War game covering the first battle of the war: First Battle of Bull Run. (Or, First Manassas, depending on your perspective. Show More Summary

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