This is the first of many pictures that I took from my trip with the Civil War roundtable I belong to. I stopped by Manassas on my way down by myself. This was my second stop of the day, after my first stop at Harpers Ferry, on what, as I mentioned before, turned out to be the 150th anniversary of John Brown’s infamous raid.
It seemed like a good place to stop, since it was the site of the first major land battle of the Civil War. Many of you may remember it by the name the “Battle of Bull Run,” which is what the Union called it. The Union tended to label battles after nearby bodies of water, while the Confederates labeled them using the nearby towns.