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Cobblestone Manassas Tale of Two Civil War Battles
Cobblestone Manassas Tale of Two Civil War Battles Author:Cobblstone Magazine, editor Meg Chorlian Manassas: Tale of Two Civil War Battles — Did you know that two different Civil War battles occurred around the same site? When the Civil War first began, the Union and Confederate armies both had their eyes on seizing the other side's capital and ending the war quickly. A lot of army movement was seen between Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virgi... more »nia. In 1861 and 1862, the two armies clashed at a site known as Manassas, or Bull Run, which was located southwest of Washington, D.C. In the November issue, we'll look at both Battles of Manassas and determine what impact they had on the rest of the war. For example, the Battle of First Manassas convinced both the North and the South the war was going to be longer and harder to win than they each had thought. You can read about the Black Hat Brigade, how General Thomas J. Jackson got his nickname, and the inspiring story of Fanny Ricketts, a loving wife who endured prison life with her husband as she nursed him back to health after the Battle of First Manassas.