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History and Culture

Civil War Series

The First Battle of Manassas


book cover
Cover: First at Manassas, by Don Troiani. Photograph courtesy of Historical Art Prints, Ltd., Southbury, Connecticut.


Maps by George Skoch

Thanks to Chris Bryce, Ed Raus, Mike Litterst, and the interpretive staff at Manassas National Battlefield Park.

Published by Eastern National, copyright 2008. All rights reserved.

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Key for photo and illustration identification:
BLBattles and Leaders of the Civil War
LCLibrary of Congress, Washington, DC
NANational Archives, Washington, DC
NPSNational Park Service
USAMHIUnited States Army Military Historical Institute, Carlisle, PA
VMValentine Museum, Richmond, Virginia

Want to Learn More?
The following books are suggested reading for additional insights into the Civil War and its key battles: Ethan S. Rafuse, A Single Grand Victory: The First Campaign and Battle of Manassas (Lanham: SR Books, 2002), JoAnna M. McDonald, "We Shall Meet Again": The First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run), July 18-21, 1861 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001), as well as the NPS Historical Handbook #15: Manassas (Bull Run). .

History and Culture