On Friday, once we got Jake on the bus we took off to the Manassas National Battefield Park where "Southern Victories tested Northern Resolve".
We followed the one mile Battle of First Manassas (First Bull Run) walking tour. It was really interesting. I honestly don't know as much as I should about the Civil War... so many battles, generals, battlefields, etc... I don't know how the buffs keep it all straight! It's amazing to see the battlefield pretty up set up as it may of looked that day.
|The house caught in the middle of the battle|
|Greg & Evan at one of the Northern Cannon Lines|
|Me & Evan walking ahead|
|Grandpa pushing Luke in the stroller & Greg on the path to come around to where the tide of the battle changes|
|Evan snacking on apple & apple juice in the tall grasses|
|Brothers checking out the cannon|
|Lil man walked the whole Southern Cannon Line... where/when "Stonewall" Jackson received that nickname. "Form, Form, there stands Jackson like a stone wall! Rally behind the Virginians!"|