Thirteen Months at Manassas/Bull Run

The Two Battles and the Confederate and Union Occupations


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About the Book

This Civil War history focuses on Prince William County, Virginia, where two of the war’s greatest engagements were fought, thirteen months apart. The First and Second Battles of Manassas are described in profound detail but so are the lives of resident families as a cloud of despair hangs over their lands.
The book captures the experiences of leaders and privates, the good and the bad, while revealing horrific accounts of civilian victims, largely undisclosed until the writing of this book.

About the Author(s)

Don Johnson retired as a mission manager with the NASA Space Program and spent 14 years as a park ranger/historian at several Civil War battlefields. He has written numerous professional papers and newspaper and magazine articles. He lives in Crozet, Virginia.

Bibliographic Details

Don Johnson
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 208
Bibliographic Info: 20 photos, 21 maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7320-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0441-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword by Richard A. Sauers  1
Preface and Acknowledgments  3
Prologue  5
1. War Preparations  7
2. A Major Clash Draws Near  16
3. Sudley and Groveton Communities  22
4. The Union Resolve  48
5. July 21—First Battle of Manassas  60
6. Interval of Occupation  89
7. Prelude to Second Manassas  108
8. August 28, 29, 30—Second Battle of Manassas  127
9. The Aftermath of the Second Battle of Manassas and an Analysis  172
Chapter Notes  181
Bibliography  187
Index  191