The Civil War and the battles at Manassas forever changed the history and trajectory of the landscape and people of the region. Learn more about the effect of the war on Manassas by exploring the stories presented below.
Black and white photo of Manassas winter camp (c.1861-1862) from Library of Congress
Winter Camp at Manassas

Learn about the Confederate winter encampment on the battlefield during the winter of 1861-1862

Sepia tone photo shows four children in foreground and soldiers mounted on horseback across creek
The Thornberry Children

Learn about the Thornberry children's experience and a photo taken of them in March 1862

Black and white head-and-shoulders drawn portrait of Sullivan Ballou, facing right
Sullivan Ballou Letter

Learn about Rhode Island officer Sullivan Ballou and a letter he wrote to his wife on the eve of battle

Last updated: August 31, 2023

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