This week marks the 148th anniversary of the 2nd Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) in Virginia. The battle took place on August 29-30, 1862 in nearly the same place that the 1st Battle of Manassas occurred the previous year. What those guys must have thought while they fought, knowing they were near the same location as the first major battle of the Civil War, boggles the mind.
The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) has announced that it will purchase two major parcels of land where the battle took place. The organization still needs sufficient funds to obtain this goal, however. an estimated sum of %57,000 is needed to secure the properties in hopes that the CWPT can sell the land back to the National Park Service in 2011 or 2010. For more information, check out this link: