PDF "JoAnna M. McDonald - "We shall meet again": the First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run), July 18-21, 1861"

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"We shall meet again": the First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run), July 18-21, 1861
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The First Battle of Manassas claimed the lives of approximately 878 soldiers and wounded another 2,489. With a battlefield stretching nearly five miles, 15,000 Union and 14,000 Confederate soldiers clashed for four fateful days, many of them young and terrified and receiving their first taste of a long and bitter war. Their courage, military skill, and brute strength were tested, leading some brigades and many individuals to receive reputations that followed them into history.