Amassing An Army At Manassas On July 16,he set out with the Army of Northeastern Virginia, about 28, men, from Washington to attack the Confederate forces near Manassas, Virginia, just 25 miles away, and push them farther from the Northern capital. Beauregard had been massing the Confederate Army of the Potomac at Manassas since the spring of and had about 21, soldiers at hand. He was protecting a key rail station at Manassas Junction and had fanned his troops out along Bull Run north of town. Johnston, though senior in rank to Beauregard, arrived from the Shenandoah Valley not long before the battle but being unfamiliar with the terrain, deferred to Beauregard.
Letter, 9 April Letter, 20 April Letter, 20 Aprilfrom B. He wonders when fighting between the armies might commence. He asks about his children and adds that he has not received any letters from his wife.
Letter, 2 January Letter, 2 Januaryfrom a soldier named Billie at Petersburg, Virginia, to his sister Maggie describing the wintery weather conditions around Petersburg during the siege of Billie also comments on his duties and other military matters.
Letter, 8 July Letter, 8 Julyfrom Charlie , a Union soldier at Fort Scott, near Alexandria, Virginia, to Emma in Litchfield, Connecticut, discussing the celebration in camp during the 4th of July and for recent victories such as the capture of Vicksburg and Battle of Gettysburg.
He also discusses the removal of secessionists from Alexandria; Baltimore, Maryland; and Washington, D.
Letter, 26 March Letters,from Fannie  in Nottoway County, Virginia, to her relatives consisting of news of her family, information on her crops and livestock, and news of people in Nottoway County including deaths.
Letter, 23 Julydiscusses the unveiling of the Confederate soldiers monument in Nottoway County, at which General Fitzhugh Lee spoke. Letter, 8 June Letter, 8 Junefrom Frank , a Massachusetts soldier, to his brother, informing his brother that he is headed to the hospital in Washington D.
Letter, 1 January Letter, 1 Januaryfrom George  serving in Company B, 6th United States Cavalry to his parents stating that his regiment along with much of the Army of the Potomac is currently at Brandy Station, Virginia; and adding that little campaigning has been done because of the wet, cold weather and muddy conditions, but that some Union cavalry is operating in the Shenandoah Valley.
There is also a transcript of the letter. Grantattempts led by General Benjamin F. Letter, 16 October no yearfrom Henry , a Union soldier possibly in a New York company, to Catharine thanking her for her letter and discussing picket duty, his attendance at religious meetings, arrest of a drunk provost guard, and other news.
Letters, May Letters, Mayfrom James , a Union sharpshooter in Suffolk, Virginia, to Emeline, commenting on his broken rifle and the need to get it repaired, orders to destroy railroad tracks from Carrsville to Suffolk before Confederate forces can do the same, and the help that Chaplin Hyde has been to the morale of his camp.
He also discusses harvesting of local fruits and berries and fishing. Letter, 11 July the first major battle of the civil war was in manassas, virginia.
the battle was called the 1 st battle of bull run. the first major battle of the western campaign was at . Apr 01, · Watch video · On July 21, , Union and Confederate armies clashed near Manassas Junction, Virginia, in the first major land battle of the American Civil War.
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Letter, 8 June Accession 4 pages. Letter, 8 June , from Frank , a Massachusetts soldier, to his brother, informing his brother that he is headed to the hospital in Washington D.C.; commenting on rumors of the death of Confederate General Joseph Johnston at the battle of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks); .
Civil War Harper's Weekly, August 10, This original Civil War Harper's Weekly newspaper has a number of stunning images of the Battle of Bull Run, including a battle map. This paper also has important news on the battle and various other news of the day. Lincoln elected president November U.S.
Though winning in the electoral college, Lincoln's lack of a popular majority ( million out of million votes cast) is an indication of the problems he would face with a divided nation South Carolina secedes December South Carolina On news of. Download-Theses Mercredi 10 juin