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As many people believed The American Civil War (1861-1865) would be over quickly,its earliest battles not taken particularly seriously by civilians.Indeed at battle of Manassas/Bull Run,July 21st 1861,warm Sunday afternoon,a few hundred people,some Senators & wives & families,arrived with picnics to spectate from the sidelines.According to sources,they would "stay far enough away you wouldn’t see any blood" & conceded were going to be some casualties but there [was] supposed to be".

Original pinner wrote: "Picnickers at the First Battle of Bull Run, Incorrect: This image cannot be from the Civil War era.

First Battle of Bull Run. (July 21, 1861) Fought at Manassas Junction, Virginia, was considered the first major land battle of the Civil War. The battle started when about 35,000 Union troops marched from the capital in Washington, D.C. to attack a Confederate force of 20,000 along a river called Bull Run. The Confederacy mostly were defensive until they rebelled allowing them to march into Washington. The Confederate victory gave the South confidence and shocked the North.

The Battle of Bullrun is where the inexperienced Union troops attacked the Confederates. However, "Stonewall Jackson" successfully stopped the attack. At the end of the battle the Confederates were routing the Union Army.

First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas) July 21, 1861: Ford and Pontoon Bridge at Bull Run

First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas) July Ford and Pontoon Bridge at Bull Run

*BULL RUN ~ Manassas, Virginia. This was the first major Civil War battle in Virginia, July 21, 1861. Bull Run is a beautiful little creek.

Bull Run, Manassas, Virginia. This was the first major land battle of the armies in Virginia, July Bull Run is a beautiful little creek.

Manassas (Bull Run) National Battlefield Park, Manassas, Virginia

Manassas (Bull Run) National Battlefield Park, Manassas, Virginia - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

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