Wednesday 20 January 2010

A visit to Manassas

At the weekend my good friend John Dickert and I made our latest visit to a major Civil War Battlefield. Over the years I have had the privilege of taking these trips with John during my visits to the USA.

This visit took us north to the battlefield of Balls Bluff - and then southwards to Manassas - the site of two battles - both lost by the"North". There is a lot of information about the battles - the first (which was the first major battle of the civil war) was fought in July 1861; and the second in August 1862 - on the internet. I particularly recommend

The National Park Service
Civil War Album
Civil War Preservation Trust

During the day I made a few video recordings showing key places on the site