Hallowed Ground: Spring 2011

Featured Online Articles

This quarterly issue of the Civil War Trust's membership magazine focuses on the Battle of Bull Run (First Battle of Manassas) for the 150th anniversary. To see all online articles from past issues of the membership magazine, visit the Back Issue Index »

First Manassas

An End to Innocence

Bradley M. Gottfried

Bradley M. Gottfried, author of "The Maps of Bull Run," explores the first major battle of the Civil War.Read the article »

Union Recruits

Shaping a Volunteer Army

Learn about recruiting and outfitting an army at the First Battle of Manassas.Read the article »

General Haupt Locomotive

First Test of Modern Warfare’s Innovations

With the debut of so many technological innovations, many historians view the Civil War as the first "modern war."Read the article »

Attack on Rickett's Battery

The Hidden Marker for the 7th Georgia Infantry

Gregory Wolf,

Go off the beaten path to explore Manassas National Battlefield with park historian Gregory Wolf.Read the article »

1961 Reenactment at First Manassas

The Centennial Reenactment of First Manassas

John Reid

Manasssas National Battlefield park historian John Reid gives an inside look at how the battle’s 100th anniversary was marked.Read the article »

spectators at First Manassas

Spectators Witness History at Manassas

Jim Burgess

Jim Burgess, Manassas National Battlefield museum specialist, revisits the popular legend that civilians turned the battlefield at Manassas into a picnic excursion. Read the article »

Stone Bridge at the Van Pelt home

The Yankee Van Pelt

Ray Brown

Manassas National Battlefield chief of interpretation Ray Brown describes how the battle forever changed the life of New Jersey-native Abraham Van Pelt.Read the article »

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