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Walking History: The First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas)

In this episode of Walking History we talk about the First Battle of Bull Run, also known as the First Battle of Manassas.

The battle took place on July 21, 1861 near Manassas, Virginia, and was the first major battle of the Civil War. Tens of thousands of troops from both sides engaged each other in what began as a bloody, back and forth engagement that eventually turned into a complete rout of the Union forces. This battle is also home to two of the most unbelievable stories of the Civil War - listen in to find out what happened!


In The Educator Podcast: Walking History series we explore the history around us by actually walking it. Curious to explore the battlefield yourself? This episode will tell you all about how and what you can expect if you visit this remarkably well-preserved battlefield today.


The Educator Podcast is hosted by Matt Douglas, former history teacher, longtime educator, and life coach for teens and young adults. For more information about me and my work, and to see more of The Educator Podcast, including the How To and Perspectives series, please visit www.lifecoachingsd.com. This episode was recorded on January 28, 2021.

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