Unmatched in its description of the battle's tactics and actual fighting.--Ethan Rafuse, author of McClellan's War
On July 21, 1861, near a Virginia railroad junction twenty-five miles from Washington, DC, the Union and Confederate armies clashed in the first major battle of the Civil War. This revised edition of Hennessy's classic is the premier tactical account of First Manassas/Bull Run.
John J. Hennessy is one of the leading Civil War battle historians of his generation and author of the definitive book on the Battle of Second Manassas, Return to Bull Run (978-0-8061-3187-0). He previously served as a ranger at the Manassas battlefield and is currently chief historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. He lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia.