In this episode, we consider the formation of the armies and their preparation for war. Watch civilians turn into soldiers and engage in the first great battle of their lives – the Battle of Manassas, or Bull Run. We meet with historian Jim Burgess of the National Park Service to learn the story of this first major battle of the Civil War, the heroism of the men involved, and the mistakes that led to the Union defeat.
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