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Jun 25, 2011 - Belmont and Manassas battlefield tour

Before we moved on Margaret wanted to see Belmont house located outside the downtown Fredericksburg area on the other side of the river. It was the home of the famous American Impressionist artist Gari Melchers and his wife. They had no children and so left the entire estate and money for its care to the state of Virginia. Everything in the home is original and as they left it. The home is in great shape and full of their paintings and many other items collected during their many travels. The estate includes his studio and a gallery full of...

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Aug 23, 2010 - Manassas

I left for the Manassas Battlefield in Virginia at ll am after having breakfast with Maria. It was a quick and easy drive - very little construction and way after rush hour. The weather was perfect - sunny but a slight breeze which made the walk on Henry Hill delightful. The terrain here has changed very little since July 21, 1861 when the First Battle at Manassas ( also known as the First Battle of Bull Run) occurred. This was the first land battle of the Civil War. There were cannon and statues placed strategically in the park. Before...

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Jul 15, 2008 - Manassas Battlefield,VA

Our park is in Front Royal, about an hour outside of DC. It is beautiful green rolling farm land at the northern edge if the Shenandoah NP. Manassas National Battlefield Park was the site of two important battles. The first Manassas or often called the First Bull Run the Union Army held off the Southern Army in July 1861 at a cost of 900 lives. This battle removed any idea of a short end to the war. At the second Manassas or Second Bull Run in August 1862 the Northern Army was defeated at a cost of 3,300 lives. This led the way for the...

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Sep 12, 2007 - Manassas Nat'l Battlefield, VA

Today to another Civil War battlefield monument - Manassas National Battlefield, also known as the Battles of Bull Run (there were actually two battles here - one in 1861 and one in 1862). The first battle of Manassas was the most famous because it was the first major land battle of the Civil War. By July 1861 it had been over four months since President Lincoln had been inaugurated and South Carolina had first seceded. There had been no battles other than the shots fired on Fort Sumter. President Lincoln was receiving a considerable...

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