The stone observatory on the Bloody lane is now finished and ready for visitors. The view from this point alone is worth a visit to the famous Bloody lane as you can take in the entire right to the left nearly four miles. There will be, when all planted, nearly four hundred markers, giving one a good idea of the entire battle field with the advantage of the good roads. Every body ought to visit it and make a study of this great battle.
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Just a heads up: there are not one, but TWO new First Bull Run articles in the new (July 2016) issue of Civil War Times. The cover-story is yet another Hugh Judson Kilpatrick psycho-babble hit piece (at least, that’s what the cover would lead you to believe), but inside you’ll find two, yes TWO articles […]
Call me crazy, but I think this flag is going to the wrong National Park. See story here. Hat tip to Robert Moore, III.
Tour Synopsis – Afternoon After lunch, we caravanned to the parking area at Strayer University and met up near the site of Portici, the Francis Lewis House which was chosen as Confederate headquarters early on by Philip St. George Cocke and played a central role in Confederate operations through the close of battle. FYI, here’s […]
A Reminiscence of Stonewall Jackson – His Wound at the Battle of Manassas In the February number of the Richmond Medical Journal, we find an able paper on “gunshot wounds of joints,” from the pen of Dr. Hunter McGuire, Professor of Surgery in the Virginia Medical College, and, during the war, chief surgeon on the […]
On the way home from this past weekend’s tour of the First Bull Run battlefield, my friend Mike and I stopped to take in a few other Civil War sites we didn’t cover on Saturday. Here are the Bull Run related sites: Stone Bridge Blackburn’s Ford Piedmont Station (Delaplane, VA)
The Bull Runnings Battlefield Tour with guide John Hennessy, held this past Saturday, was, I think, a success. Officially we had 62 attendees who signed in, and suspect we had a few who chose to not sign in. In addition, a few folks dropped out during the day, and I think we even picked up […]
The tour is the day after tomorrow. Hopefully you’ve been following along with all the updates here or via Facebook or Twitter. Remember: Meet at picnic area off Groveton Road at 9:00 AM. Dress for the weather. As of right now, 39% chance of early “sprinkles,” high of 68 degrees. I recommend plastic sleeves for […]
Meeting place for the tour this Saturday is the Brownsville Picnic Area off Groveton Road at 9:00 AM. That’s west of the Stone House, south of Route 29. Here’s a map. John Hennessy has provided some images that should come in handy. They are in PowerPoint (ppt) format. Click on the file and then you […]
One of my favorite Civil War studies, and after over 100 years still the finest on this campaign, is John Bigelow Jr.’s Chancellorsville. The problems associated with finding a copy with maps aside (I have a cheap Konecky reprint and found a faded set of maps on Ebay), one of the book’s great strengths is […]
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 […]