Musings on history,most especially on the War Between The States,southern culture and anything else that may tickle my fancy or riles my blood.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The 150 Anniversary Of The Battle Of 1st Manasass
Today is the 150 anniversary of the battle of 1st Manasass.This day marks the 1st major engagement of the WBTS in which close to 5,000 men were killed,missing,and wounded.On this day the"rebel yell" was 1st sounded on a battlefield when Gen. T.J. Jackson told his men, "to yell like the furies."Also,who can forget,today Thomas Jonathan Jackson got his more famous sobriquet "Stonewall" from Gen.Bernard Bee.Last but not least,today marks the day the Yankees got their 1st butt whopping,they would receive many more by the end of the war.