The First Battle of Bull Run

Manassas, VA

July 22 - 24, 2011

As a mocking gesture to General Sheridan's quote 'War is Hell', Mother Nature sent us for the First Battle of the Sesquicentennial weather conditions that can only be described as 'infernal'. With temperatures of over 100 degrees from Friday through Sunday it was a miracle there were not any real deaths on the field. The organizers prepared for just about every contingency but this freak heatwave stretched everyone to their limits. Nevertheless, the 67th NY sent a dozen men down to Virginia and all returned home safely. Never was a reenacting medallion more painfully earned.

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A blood red sun rises Our Florida Guest Little relief Let's build a fire! the morning Muster Roll our red shirt, havelocked neighbors no mercy today filled to capacity with tents Committed? or Crazy? Pvt William Hague Captain Browne Captain Peck After forming the battalion A detachment of US Marines Most heeding the advice Frank Ruiz And the rest of the 14th Brooklyn Firing a volley Out of camp and into the fray held in reserve Private Bob Alonso someone else 'Forms Square' Fresh Fish with Old Salt Pvt Bill Bennett