Facts about first battle of bull run

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Pleasure Bound (Hard to Get, #2) by Anne Rainey

I do believe Ms. Rainey that the series just got better!!

Pleasure Bound is a sexy hot romance that will have you blushing and cheering at the same time. While this story can easily be read alone, reading the prequel short story, “Cherry on Top” in Some Like it Rough, and the first novel, So Sensitive, only enhances the experience.

Deanna Harrison has been attracted to Jonas since the first time they met. Problem is she is a busy woman working on her new career and she has no desire to be another conquest for him. She just can’t seem to get him off her mind. He’s drop dead gorgeous and no other man can compare to him. She is getting weaker and weaker to his advances and just about ready to cave.

Jonas Phoenix is sexually frustrated and the cute blonde he just met just won’t do the trick. There is only one woman for him and she keeps blowing him off. Rejection after rejection, but he is determined to have her, especially after they share their first kiss. Now he is more resolute to have Deanna and he is going to pull out all the stops to make it happen. Not even her two older brothers; Wade, his best friend, or Dean, her twin, are going to stop him.

This love story has been five years in the making. Once they set their eyes on each other, neither could be satisfied with second best. One kiss and now it’s time to see if it’s for real. After a sexually charged weekend in Miami, they both know they are in trouble and now must figure out how to make it work.

This is a believable well written story. There was a nice slow buildup of the romance and the anticipation was incredible. The love making is smoking hot with heart and passion, not to mention the most imaginative that I have read in a very long time.

Jonas is just perfect. He is a complete alpha male, but has a past that has made him a touch insecure. For a man whose childhood was so void of any love, he amazes me at his capacity to open his heart and embrace what the two of them have. He takes my breath away. Deanna is a brilliantly amusing woman. Her wit and sarcasm is a hoot and I love her strength. She has to be a very strong woman being surrounded by three dominating males.

I can see more wonderful stories in the future. I’m hoping I will soon meet Gracie’s sister, who has just been discovered and also Dean, the last of the Harrison’s siblings to find love. He had his heart broken in a prior relationship and is love shy. I’m looking forward to more captivating and sensual reads to come. I will be following this great series all the way to the end.
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First Manassas: Battle Map

Although the Union forces outnumbered the Confederates, the experience of the Confederate soldiers proved the difference as the Confederates won the battle. The battle took place on July 21, at the start of the Civil War. While his army was attacking General Beauregard's army.
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First Battle of Bull Run Facts

Johnston and P. Johnston, the highest-ranking U. Army general to join the Confederacy, was a Virginian, a West Pointer, and would prove himself the most adept retreater in Confederate service. The Louisiana-born Beauregard was a man of many talents. He designed the Confederate battle flag, he was an engineer who had graduated second in his class at West Point, and he was the shortest-lived superintendent in the history of West Point, serving all of five days 23 to 28 January before it became apparent that having a Confederate in charge of training officers for the Union might be a mistake.

Known as the First Battle of Bull Run or Manassas , the engagement began when about 35, Union troops marched from the federal capital in Washington, D. After fighting on the defensive for most of the day, the rebels rallied and were able to break the Union right flank, sending the Federals into a chaotic retreat towards Washington. The Confederate victory gave the South a surge of confidence and shocked many in the North, who realized the war would not be won as easily as they had hoped. By July , two months after Confederate troops opened fire on Fort Sumter to begin the Civil War , the northern press and public were eager for the Union Army to make an advance on Richmond ahead of the planned meeting of the Confederate Congress there on July Encouraged by early victories by Union troops in western Virginia , and by the war fever spreading through the North, President Abraham Lincoln ordered Brigadier General Irvin McDowell to mount an offensive that would hit quickly and decisively at the enemy and open the way to Richmond, thus bringing the war to a mercifully quick end. The offensive would begin with an attack on more than 20, Confederate troops under the command of General P. The cautious McDowell, then in command of the 35, Union volunteer troops gathered in the Federal capital, knew that his men were ill prepared and pushed for a postponement of the advance to give him time for additional training.

On July 16, , the new Union volunteer army under Brig. Pierre G. Beauregard, drawn up behind Bull Run creek west of Centreville. Beauregard's men defended the strategic railroad junction at Manassas, just west of the creek. A brief skirmish ensured, with light casualties and little result.

Civil War battles often had one name in the North , which was usually associated with a prominent nearby physical feature, and another in the South , which was usually derived from the town or city closest to the battlefield. The strategic significance of the location lay in the fact that Manassas was an important railroad junction. Robert E.
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Introduction - First Battle of Bull Run

Department of Pennsylvania :. The battle was fought on July 21, in Prince William County, Virginia , just north of the city of Manassas and about 25 miles west-southwest of Washington, D.

The First Battle of Bull Run was the first major battle of the Civil War and gave the country a taste of what was to come in the way of casualties. They believed that the army would be able to march into Virginia and quickly take Richmond, but that would not be the case. The Union soldiers were not well-trained and were too green for battle and the end result would be a Confederate victory at the expense of many casualties. On July 19—20, significant reinforcements bolstered the Confederate lines behind Bull Run. Johnston arrived with all of his men, except for the troops of Brig.


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