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(History Channel)   On this day in history, in 1861, the concept of 'warfare as family entertainment' was first tried at the First Battle of Bull Run, later to be picked up by CNN and various other cable channels   (history.com) divider line
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2021-07-21 7:01:41 PM  
Quelling the southern insurrection,

/boy I am glad that's not a problem anymore
 
2021-07-21 8:31:30 PM  

AlgaeRancher: Quelling the southern insurrection,

/boy I am glad that's not a problem anymore


Now it's Idaho that wants to secede.
 
2021-07-21 8:38:44 PM  
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2021-07-21 8:39:02 PM  
And the area is STILL a tourist site.

/Local in the Manassas area
//I give away my Northern roots by calling it the Battle of Bull Run
///An nobody agrees on where the name "Manassas" actually comes from
 
2021-07-21 8:39:32 PM  
First tried? lol ignorant subby
 
2021-07-21 8:41:46 PM  

Evil Twin Skippy: And the area is STILL a tourist site.

/Local in the Manassas area
//I give away my Northern roots by calling it the Battle of Bull Run
///An nobody agrees on where the name "Manassas" actually comes from


And a pain in the ass to drive around, because, being a site of historic significance, they can't widen the roads through it even though the area is quickly becoming urbanized.
 
2021-07-21 8:42:02 PM  
Is this the tread wherein we point out that Lee wasn't really a good general? He just had really good people working for him.
 
2021-07-21 8:44:36 PM  

Evil Twin Skippy: And the area is STILL a tourist site.

/Local in the Manassas area
//I give away my Northern roots by calling it the Battle of Bull Run
///An nobody agrees on where the name "Manassas" actually comes from


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Read "Man Ass As Battlefield" the thrilling wartime memoir by Chuck Tingle
 
2021-07-21 8:45:29 PM  
I think Manassas was Stephen Stills third band.
 
2021-07-21 8:54:44 PM  

Evil Twin Skippy: And the area is STILL a tourist site.

/Local in the Manassas area
//I give away my Northern roots by calling it the Battle of Bull Run
///An nobody agrees on where the name "Manassas" actually comes from


Oh, they know...
 
2021-07-21 9:30:55 PM  

chitownmike: Evil Twin Skippy: And the area is STILL a tourist site.

/Local in the Manassas area
//I give away my Northern roots by calling it the Battle of Bull Run
///An nobody agrees on where the name "Manassas" actually comes from

Oh, they know...


Illinois
 
2021-07-21 9:31:24 PM  

Mouser: Evil Twin Skippy: And the area is STILL a tourist site.

/Local in the Manassas area
//I give away my Northern roots by calling it the Battle of Bull Run
///An nobody agrees on where the name "Manassas" actually comes from

And a pain in the ass to drive around, because, being a site of historic significance, they can't widen the roads through it even though the area is quickly becoming urbanized.


And never is the question asked: WHY THE HELL DID THEY RUN THE HIGHWAY THROUGH THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE!
 
2021-07-21 9:40:05 PM  

Evil Twin Skippy: And the area is STILL a tourist site.

/Local in the Manassas area
//I give away my Northern roots by calling it the Battle of Bull Run
///An nobody agrees on where the name "Manassas" actually comes from


Northern Armies named battles after the nearest river, southern convention was the nearest town.   Lot of dual-named battles around these parts.
 
2021-07-21 9:58:05 PM  

Magorn: Evil Twin Skippy: And the area is STILL a tourist site.

/Local in the Manassas area
//I give away my Northern roots by calling it the Battle of Bull Run
///An nobody agrees on where the name "Manassas" actually comes from

Northern Armies named battles after the nearest river, southern convention was the nearest town.   Lot of dual-named battles around these parts.


There was no "town" of Manassas. The Southern's named it after the rail junction they were defending. The Town (later City) of Manassas wasn't founded until 1873.

Not that I would know any of that. Living in Manassas and all.
 
2021-07-21 10:00:45 PM  

Magorn: Evil Twin Skippy: And the area is STILL a tourist site.

/Local in the Manassas area
//I give away my Northern roots by calling it the Battle of Bull Run
///An nobody agrees on where the name "Manassas" actually comes from

Northern Armies named battles after the nearest river, southern convention was the nearest town.   Lot of dual-named battles around these parts.


Yep and southern armies were named after  states and northern ones after rivers so in the west you  had the  Army of Tennessee vs the Tennessee army. Army of Potomac vs Army of Virginia in the east.
 
2021-07-21 11:05:29 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Magorn: Evil Twin Skippy: And the area is STILL a tourist site.

/Local in the Manassas area
//I give away my Northern roots by calling it the Battle of Bull Run
///An nobody agrees on where the name "Manassas" actually comes from

Northern Armies named battles after the nearest river, southern convention was the nearest town.   Lot of dual-named battles around these parts.

Yep and southern armies were named after  states and northern ones after rivers so in the west you  had the  Army of Tennessee vs the Tennessee army. Army of Potomac vs Army of Virginia in the east.


Occasionally the Federal Army would create formations without using that nomenclature.  Pope commanded the Army of Virginia during 2nd Bull Run, and half of Sherman's army in Georgia was called the Army of Georgia (the other half being the Army of the Tennessee).
 
2021-07-21 11:22:03 PM  
That's as old as people.
 
2021-07-22 12:45:21 AM  
Geraldo drew in the red Southern clay.
 
2021-07-23 8:57:58 AM  
Very interesting.
 
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