Did Families Watch the Battle of Bull Run as Picnic-ers?

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Picnic at Manassas by Richard Miller

The first official battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Bull Run, was fought on July 21, 1861.  Since then, stories about men, women, and children picnic-ers watching the battle on a Sunday day trip have floated around.  But is the story true?  Read this article to find out!


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