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The First Battle of Bull Run – 150 years ago

The First Battle of Bull Run - 150 years ago

While we were beating the heat yesterday, hundreds of reenactors took to the field to reenact the First Battle of Bull Run (or First Manasses if you’re a Southerner). The first major battle of the Civil War shocked both sides by predicting the longer drawn out conflict and the high casualty rate that the Minie Ball would bring to the battlefield.

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