Wednesday, August 17, 2011

READING LISTS--CIVIL WAR BATTLES, PT. 1

THE BATTLE OF 1st BULL RUN (aka FIRST MANASSAS)

PLACE: Manassas Junction, Virginia
DATE: July 21, 1861

COMMANDERS

CSA: Pierre G. T. Beauregard
Joseph Johnston

USA: Irvin McDowell

TROOPS INVOLVED

CSA: 32,500 troops available for battle (18, 053 actually involved in the fighting)
387 men killed in action or mortally wounded
1,582 men wounded
13 men captured or missing in action
1,982 casualties total

USA: 35,000 troops available for battle (18,572 actually involved in the fighting)
460 men killed in action or mortally wounded
1,124 men wounded
1,312 men captured or missing in action
2,996 casualties total

BOOKS OF INTEREST

Ballard, Ted. Battle of 1st Bull Run. Washington, DC: Center for Military History, 2007. DO- D114.12: B32/2.

Davis, William C. Battle at Bull Run: A History of the First Major Campaign of the Civil War. Garden City, N.Y: Doubleday, 1977. ST-973.731

Detzer, David. Donnybrook: The Battle of Bull Run, 1861. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, 2004. HG-973.731

First Manassas. Arlington, VA: Time-Life Books, 1997. ST,MA-973.731

Johnston, R. M. Bull Run: Its Strategy and Tactics. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1913. ST-973.73

McDonald, JoAnna M. Give Them the Bayonet! A Guide to the Battle for Henry Hill, July 21, 1861. Shippensburg, PA: Burd Street Press, 1999. ST-973.731

McDonald, JoAnna M. “We Shall Meet Again”: the First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run), July 18-21, 1861. Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Books, 1999. ST-973.731

Nofi, Albert A. The Opening Guns: Fort Sumter to Bull Run, 1861. NY: Gallery Books, 1988. ST-973.731

Rafuse, Ethan S. A Single Grand Victory: The First Campaign and Battle of Manassas. Wilmington, Del: SR Books, 2002. HG-973.731

Roman, Alfred. The Military Operations of General Beauregard in the War Between the States, 1861 to 1865: Including a Brief Personal Sketch and a Narrative of His Services in the War with Mexico, 1846-8. NY: Harper, 1883. ST-973.73302

Wheeler, Richard. A Rising Thunder: From Lincoln's Election to the Battle of Bull Run : an Eyewitness History. NY: HarperCollins, 1994. ST-973.73

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