Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sunday, July 21st, 1861

To day I am loafing around the store. In the evening Capt. Leon Smith, Dr. Fatheree and James Wrigley came down and spent several hours. After several rounds they retired leaving me in solitary glory. weather clear but very hot. Ther. 90°


  1. On farms and plantations North and South, early morning chores are underway when Union artillery fire at 5:15 a.m. breaks the silence of dawn at Manassas Junction, Virginia on this Sabbath day. The Battle of Manassas (so-named in the South) or Bull Run (in the North) has begun. . . . Civil War Baptists . . . First Battle of Bull Run . . .

  2. On this date in 1861 . . . First Battle of Bull Run . . . at Manassas Junction, Virginia . . . the first major battle of the war ends in a Confederate victory . . .


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