Infantry Charge at Bull Run

 

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Civil War Harper's Weekly, August 10, 1861

This original Civil War Harper's Weekly newspaper has a number of stunning images of the Battle of Bull Run, including a battle map. This paper also has important news on the battle and various other news of the day.

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Edward Bulwer Lytton

Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton

Bull Run Battle Defeat

Defeat at the Battle of Bull Run

Wounded at Battle of Bull Run

Wounded at Bull Run

Bull Run Infantry Charge

Infantry Charge at Bull Run

Battle of Manassas

Manassas Junction

News of Bull Run

News of the Battle of Bull Run

Bull Run Retreat

The Retreat From Bull Run

Bull Run Picture

Picture of the Battle of Bull Run

Battle of Bull Run Map

Bull Run Battle Map

Battle of Bull Run Infantry Charge

Chesapeake Bay

Scott Bull Run

Gen. Scott Forced to Fight Bull Run

 

 

 

AUGUST 10, 1861.]

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

503

THE YACHT "HENRIETTA," 160 TONS, LIEUTENANT JAMES G. BENNETT, JUN., COMMANDING, NOW ATTACHED TO THE REVENUE SERVICE.

CHARGE OF THE SIXTY-NINTH.

ON page 508 we illustrate one of the GALLANT CHARGES OF THE SIXTY-NINTH REGIMENT, NEW YORK STATE MILITIA, AT THE BATTLE OF BULL RUN.

This gallant regiment performed prodigies of valor that day. An officer of the Second thus speaks of their performance :

The Sixty-ninth Regiment, New York State Militia

performed prodigies of valor. They stripped themselves, and dashed into the enemy with the utmost fury. The difficulty was to keep them quiet. While the Second was engaging a regiment of rebels they retreated into a thick hay-field to draw the Northerners into a trap. The Second continued firing into them, while the Sixty-ninth, by

a flank movement, took them in the rear, and pouring a deadly fire into their ranks, afterward charged them with the bayonet. The slaughter was terrible and the defeat complete, for not a man stirred of the whole five or six hundred. In this attack there were very few of the Sixty-ninth wounded.

SANDY HOOK, HEAD-QUARTERS OF COLONEL STONE, ON THE UPPER POTOMAC.[SKETCHED BY OUR SPECIAL ARTIST.]

Yacth Henrietta
Sandy Hook

 

 

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