First Bull Run 1861

The South's first victory

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First Bull Run 1861

The South's first victory

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At Bull Run, two inexperienced, ill-trained and poorly led armies clashed in the opening engagement of the American Civil War. Culminating in a stalwart defensive fight by Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson's Virginia Brigade, this is the story of the Confederacy's first victory. The author investigates the personalities of the principal commanders and examines the opposing armies, showing how the widely varying uniforms of different units caused mistakes of identity which affected the battle at crucial points. Weapons, intelligence and the almost universal inexperience of troops on both sides are all discussed, helping to explain the events of the battle itself.

Table of Contents

Introduction/The Way to Civil War/The Opposing Leaders/The Opposing Armies/The Road to Bull Run/The Affair at Blackburn's Ford/The Battle Plans/The Battle Begins/The Fight for Henry Hill/Retreat and Rout/The 'Might-Have-Beens'/The Battlefield Today/A Guide to Further Reading/Wargaming First Bull Run

Product details

Published 23 May 1990
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781855321335
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 65 b/w; 18 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 10
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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