First Manassas (Bull Run), VA
July 21, 1861
Initial Confederate position before battle. Looking east towards Bull Run, which is in the distance in the woods.
fighting. Looking east, Federal
reinforcements crossed from east side of Bull Run at Farm Ford after battle
begins along Mathews Hill to the west.
fighting. Looking north from Henry
Hill. The battle raged on Mathews
Hill, the heights at the far end of the photo.
fighting. Confederate guns behind
brow of Henry Hill supported infantry fighting on Mathews Hill.
fighting. Confederates retreat from
Mathews Hill, field in the distance, east along Warrenton Turnpike, in the
center of the photo, to a position here at Robinson House.
fighting. Confederates reorganize
along Robinson lane in an attempt to stop Federals advancing from Mathews Hill,
from the left of photo.
fighting. Confederate guns atop
Henry Hill fire at Union line at the other end of the hill.
fighting. Union guns atop Henry
Hill fire at Confederate line near edge of woods.
fighting. Confederates formed along
edge of woods on Henry Hill attacked to the right towards a Federal battery.
fighting. Confederates attacked
from edge of woods and captured Union guns on right of Federal line.
fighting. Confederates, including
Louisiana troops, push north to top of Chinn Ridge, pictured here, to attack
Federal right flank on far slope at which time the Federal rout from the
battlefield will commence.
Photos and captions by Dave Comeau, September 1994
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