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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/17/2016 - 10:07am
Below is the list of folks who have guaranteed their attendance at our tour with John Hennessy next Saturday. I’m looking forward to seeing you all there. Please be sure to dress for the weather (latest news is high of 77 with some haze), bring hydration and a lunch, carpool once you get to the […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/15/2016 - 11:46am
I’ve been contacted by a friend who is attending the tour next week and will be getting into town on Friday. While I already have plans for the evening, it occurs to me that there may be others of you who will be coming in to the Manassas area from various points on Friday and […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/13/2016 - 11:45am
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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/10/2016 - 12:02pm
Hello all you attendees! Our featured guide for the tour (13 days away!), John Hennessy, has forwarded applicable maps from his new edition of An End to Innocence. These are the maps you should bring with you, as opposed to those I posted here on Friday. Of course, one can never have too many maps […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/08/2016 - 12:22pm
Below you’ll find a link to the maps from John Hennessy’s first edition of An End To Innocence. These are not the same as the maps in the new edition, but for now I’m making them available to you so you can print them out or download them to your mobile device and have them […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/07/2016 - 6:45pm
I know, it’s been a while. But, just like writing, maybe examining a reading can benefit with the passage of time. Here’s how this is going to work: as I read Edward Longacre’s study of the First Battle of Bull Run, The Early Morning of War, I put little Post-Its where I saw something with […]
Author: noreply@blogger.com (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 04/07/2016 - 8:32am
Lieutenant William Cullen
Company E, 48th Pennsylvania
[Courtesy of  Catherine Siegel and Family] 
In all of my years studying the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry, there are few moments more thrilling for me than when I see an image or a photograph of one of the regiment's soldiers for the very first time. After all the...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/06/2016 - 9:46am
Here is a preliminary itinerary for the tour. More to follow. Note the walking – not too fast, but some rolling terrain. Dress for the weather. Hydration, long pants, and sturdy shoes recommended. Pay no attention to the attire exhibited on televised Gettysburg ranger-led walks. Keep abreast of developments here and on Facebook. Note the […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/05/2016 - 9:57am
John Hennessy, featured guide for Bull Runnings’ upcoming tour of the battlefield of First Bull Run, has an article on medical care at the battle in the new issue of Civil War Times. That Sunday evening…the battlefield heaved and twitched under the weight of carnage. Hundreds of wounded men lay on the field, some of […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/04/2016 - 5:16pm
Just an update. Please read the list below. If you are coming on the tour and your name is on the list, no problem. If your name is on the list and you are NOT coming on the tour, please let me know. There is a waiting list and it would be pretty selfish of […]
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