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Photo Essay: The Civil War: Between the Battles

Examining the Fortifications

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Photo: Library of Congress

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Examining the Fortifications

In March 1862, eight months after the initial Battle of Bull Run, Union Soldiers returned to Manassas Junction after the Confederates withdrew from the area to defend Richmond. Northern troops examine the positions fortified by the South.

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