Where Southern Victories Tested Northern Resolve

On July 21, 1861, two armies clashed for the first time on the fields overlooking Bull Run. Heavy fighting swept away any notion of a quick war. In August 1862, Union and Confederate armies converged for a second time on the plains of Manassas. The Confederates won a solid victory bringing them to the height of their power.

Capture of Ricketts' Battery by Sidney King

First Battle of Manassas

Learn more about the First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) - July 21, 1861.

Second Battle of Manassas

Second Battle of Manassas

Learn more about the Confederate victory at the Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) - August 28-30, 1862.

Superintendent Brandon Bies inspects a bone fragment with forensic anthropologist Kari Bruwelheide

Unprecedented Discovery

Archeologists discover and excavate an intact Civil War surgeon's burial pit for first time.

Last updated: June 20, 2018

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Manassas, VA 20109

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