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U.S. History Topics » States & Regions » Virginia

First Battle of Manassas: An End to Innocence

looks at the first conflict of the Civil War, the battle of Bull Run. More than 5,000 people perished -- Northern and Southern troops, as well as private citizens who came from Washington, D.C., to watch. Personal stories, maps, and photos show how this battle shocked the nation into realizing that the conflict was not some romantic adventure and that it would be longer and more costly than anyone had imagined. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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The Stone House was the home of the Henry Matthews family during the Civil War. The house served as a hospital following the first battle of Manassas.

The Stone House

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