Fresh Interpretations: Manassas Marker Updates

August has been “Second Manassas” month for me.  I’ve tallied all my hikes and find I’ve walked, over the span of five visits, the distance of a day’s march for Jackson’s “Foot Cavalry.”  But Manassas is a “local” battlefield for me, just over a half-hour drive from my front porch.  So I am rather familiarContinue reading “Fresh Interpretations: Manassas Marker Updates”

The Guns of Second Manassas

Artillery played an important role in the battle of Second Manassas. From the opening shots over Brawner Farm to the closing actions along Dogan and Chinn Ridges and in front of Henry Hill, the artillery was in the thick of the fight. Today at the park, fifteen guns represent over eighty batteries engaged. As IContinue reading “The Guns of Second Manassas”

150 Years Ago: Fighting in the Twilight at Brawner Farm

The opening shots of what became Second Manassas rang out this afternoon (August 28) 150 years ago.  Two famous brigades – the Iron and the Stonewall Brigades – squared off in a stand up infantry fight.  If you are not familiar with the Brawner Farm fight, the Robert Thompson’s “A Legend is Born at BrawnerContinue reading “150 Years Ago: Fighting in the Twilight at Brawner Farm”