A local news article in the Springfield, MO, News-Leader with the title "Union troops overcome at Bull Run" reminds us of the events in our nation 150 years ago. The opening paragraph:
"In July of 1861, northern newspapers pressed President Abraham Lincoln to engage the South and bring a swift end to the rebellion."
It didn't work so well!
The South was victorious, but lost nearly 2,000 soldiers. The North lost nearly 3,000 troops. Were any of your ancestors involved in The First Battle of Bull Run (also known to Confederate forces as the First Battle of Manassas)? Have you written about them? Fell free to post your URL in your comment! ;-)
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