Monthly Archives: August 2012

Second Battle of Bull Run

The Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as Second Manassas, began on Thursday,  August 28, 1862, when Confederate forces under “Stonewall” Jackson attacked Union forces moving along Warrenton Turnpike just outside Gainesville, Virginia, near the farm of John Brawner.  … Continue reading

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Where is William? Part III

On August 10, 1862, Brig. General J. W. Sill assumed command of the brigade to which the 1st OVI belonged.  Shortly thereafter, on August 24, the regiment, along with Sill’s brigade and the division, marched to Pelham, Tennessee where it … Continue reading

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Sulphur Springs, Virginia

On August 23 and 24, 1862, the 61st OVI had another fight with elements of General Longstreet’s Corps at Sulphur Springs, Virginia.  On August 25, it had a brisk skirmish at Waterloo Bridge.  The 61st’s task on August 25 was to burn … Continue reading

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