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Product Details

  • Series: Campaign (Book 10)
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (May 23, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1855321335
  • ISBN-13: 978-1855321335
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.3 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #447,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Highly visual guides to history's greatest conflicts, detailing the command strategies, tactics, and experiences of the opposing forces throughout each campaign, and concluding with a guide to the battlefields today.

About the Author

Alan Hankinson has completed two volumes for Osprey on the American Civil War. Highly respected in his field, Alan’s authoritative text clearly displays his passion for, and knowledge of the subject.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D.S.Thurlow TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 4, 2012
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"First Bull Run 1861" is a well-written and extremely educational entry in the Osprey Campaign series. Author Alan Hankinson does a nicely even-handed job introducing the Civil War to the general reader, before plunging into a highly readable narrative of the first Civil War campaign in the East. The author provides short biographies of the key leaders on each side of the campaign, and a short synopsis on the opposing armies, which were filled with green, poorly trained recruits and led by a combination of Mexican War veterans and leaders promoted from civilian life.

Hankinson carefully dissects the battle itself, from its opening skirmishes to the climactic struggle for Henry Hill on the Confederate Army's left flank, and the inglorious retreat that followed. The text is supplemented by period illustrations and photographs, maps, and diagrams detailing portions of the battle. The narrative reminds the reader that both sides were learning how to make war, and that the inexperienced troops generally stood up pretty well to the test of battle. Hankinson's concluding remarks make clear how close the battle was, and how the course of the war turned on the results. There are a few minor errors, but the general reader might not even notice them. "First Bull Run 1861" is highly recommended to the general reader and the student as an introduction to the battle and the conflict.
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The first major land battle of the American Civil War occurred on Sunday, July 21, 1861 at Bull Run Creek near Manassas, Virginia. the battle was bloody and Union defeat, how Stonewall Jackson got his name, and the first time the feared rebel yell was heard. this was a good book in the Osprey Campaign series.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey J. Warnock LLC on May 24, 2009
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Product is as anticipated. Good brief review of the civil war battle and the participants
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By michael j brotsis on January 3, 2013
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good cover of book. good content of book like the cover of the book not enough pages in the book
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