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Donnybrook; the battle of Bull Run, 1861.


Donnybrook; the battle of Bull Run, 1861.

Detzer, David.



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On July 21, 1861, the first great battle of the Civil War took place at Bull Run. In this text Detzer draws upon primary source material--including the recollections of hundreds of ordinary soldiers--to describe the battle in detail, from its early planning stages through its execution and aftermath. Particular attention is paid to the difference between the careful plans of military leaders and the chaos of armed conflict. Detzer (emeritus, history, Connecticut State U.) is the author of several books on the Civil War.

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Date:Feb 1, 2006
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