Sunday, 18 September 2016

ACW Tour the final day -Manassas/Bull Run

After spending nother couple of days in Washington we visited Manassas before going to the airport . Again awell preserved site with a visitors centre and shop . We visited stone Bridge and saw the Bull Run stream  Mathews Hill and Henry Hill and Henry House where the first civilian death of the war occured .again many monuments and artillery pieces cover the sites including arather strange one of Stonewall Jackson ,according to our guide the park wasnt allowed to show favouritism to the southern forces so they had this statue of Jackson made which shows him larger than life ,in fact he is so well built he looks superhuman . Finally I would suggest using an official guide on the battlefields so you dont miss anything especially if you are short on time , we had one at each battlefield and they are very informative and had lots of stories and added alittle bit of fun to the sombre nature of the day ..
The approach to stone bridge

Bull Run

The View from Mathews Hill To Henry House Hill

The Henry House

The rather muscle endowed statue of Jackson

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