The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of First Bull Run
July 22 - 24, 2011
As a mocking gesture to General Sheridan's quote 'War is Hell', Mother Nature sent us for the First Battle of the Sesquicentennial weather conditions that can only be described as 'infernal'. With temperatures of over 100 degrees from Friday through Sunday it was a miracle there were not any real deaths on the field. The organizers prepared for just about every contingency but this freak heatwave stretched everyone to their limits. Nevertheless, the 67th NY sent a dozen men down to Virginia and all returned home safely. Never was a reenacting medallion more painfully earned.
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