Monday, July 24, 2017

The Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) Anniversary

"Noah at Manassas National Battlefield"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved
Living where we do, my human and I get to learn a quite a bit about the history which formed our country. For now, we tend to stay in Virginia to learn what we can.  Maybe when tourist seasons settles down in the fall, we'll visit Washington D.C.

While scouting out an area for my human to host a dog photography session in the upcoming weeks, we stopped at this location not far from Groveton. I thought this cannon was incredibly interesting. Dad kept telling me not to leave any pee-mail for fellow friends who may stop by later since this is a historic thing.   WOOF!!! I'm surprised he let me use the weeds- they looked pretty "historic" to me - woof!

Dad says as I stood by the cannon that 198 acres around us were host to the First and Second Battles of Bull Run (Manassas).  It was interesting to me to look as far as the eye could see and realize that in 1861and 1862 the Civil War was fought on 198 acres for freedom.

"Cannons at Chinn Ridge, Manassas National Battlefield"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved
Barkingly, last Friday, July 21, 156 years ago, the Union and Confederate forces fought the first major land battle of the Civil War! Paws, the Civil War began in Fort Sumter, SC, barkingly, the first fighting didn't begin until the Battle of Bull Run (also known as the Battle of Manassas). Many humans thought this would be the only battle which would decide the outcome of the war.  Barkingly, that expectation ended with a Second Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) the following year.

While it would be pawsome if all differences and misunderstandings could be settled without going to war.  Sadly, that isn't always the way it happens. Knowing this, I paw thanks to everyone, humans, dogs, and horses, who serves or has served in the US Armed Forces to protect our freedoms.

Cannon at Manassas National Battlefield"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved

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