03 April 2010

Manassas And The Battle Of Bull Run

My trip to D.C. took me to the Bull Run Battlefield today. Although I am not especially passionate about military history, the battle of Bull Run is pretty interesting. Referred to as the First Battle of Manassas by the Confederates, Bull Run was the first land battle of the Civil War. Fought July 21, 1861, on what had to be a warm Virginia day.

This is where Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson got one of the coolest nicknames ever: Stonewall. I do remember that from 8th grade history class. The Confederate soldiers said that "he stood there like a stone wall" or something like that. The Confederate cemetary in the photo was on top of the hill that Jackson used to survey the landscape before the battle.

How many times do you get to visit a Confederate cemetary and see the Confederate flag flying? Well, not exactly flying, but planted.

I'm not sure how I stumbled across this Confederate cemetary.

Tune in soon to read this post when it's finished.

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