FIRST AND SECOND
U. S. CIVIL WAR
MANASSAS (BULL RUN)
OUR VISIT TO MANASSAS
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Bull Run as it appeared in the 1860's and 1998.
Bull Run, a peaceful stream before and after the Civil War, had a role in
two decisive battles in the U.S. Civil War. (The photograph on the right was
taken under a modern highway bridge located a few yards downstream from the
famous stone bridge.)
This section attempts to briefly describe the two major Civil War battles that
occurred in July, 1861, and August, 1862, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, along
a meandering northern Virginia stream called "Bull Run".
41st New York, Company C, at Manassas (July 1862)
The two Manassas battles occurred on overlapping battlefields.
overlapping of Civil War battlefields was not unique to Manassas I and II. Other
overlapping Civil War battlefields include
Because of the overlapping battlefields, the battlefield photograph map (below),
showing the location of the photographs in this section, covers both battles.
Click on the blue letter at any of the photographs in this section (ie. at the
Bull Run photographs above) in
order to bring up the location map and see where the photograph was taken.
Photograph locations in this section.(most)
(Click a letter on the map to see a representative photograph.)
Civil War Photos