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First Manassas (Voices of the Civil War)
An unforgettable new look at the Civil War from eyewitness accounts by people who were there. Diaries, letters, journals, media reports and more. Beautifully and dramatically illustrated.
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published 1997 by Time Life Books
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First Manassas (Bull Run) was one of the first major battles of the Civil War. It dampened Union confidence that the rebellion would be easily crushed. As with others in the series, this has a number of features, such as a map (artist's rendering) of the battlefield, an order of battle (the units down to brigade level that were involved), analytical essays, and, at the center of the book, civilians' and soldiers' reflections on the struggle. In that sense, an "up close and personal" perspective. ...more