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MANASSAS
National Battlefield Park
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Contents


a. The First Days of the War

b. Confederates Look to Manassas Defenses

c. The Federal Army Moves Toward Manassas

d. McDowell Tests the Confederate Right

e. First Battle of Manassas
      Morning PhaseThe Fight at Matthews Hill
      Afternoon Phase
      Effects of First Manassas

f. Winter's Lull

g. Preliminary Operations to Second Manassas

h. Pope Concentrates Behind the Rapidan

i. Lee's Operations Along the Rapidan and Rappahannock

j. Second Battle of Manassas
      First PhaseBristoe and Manassas, August 27
      Second PhaseGroveton, August 28
      Third PhaseMain Battle, August 29-30
      Fourth PhaseChantilly, September 1
      Results of Second Battle of Manassas

k. The War After Second Manassas

l. Guide to the Area

m. The Park

n. How to Reach the Park

o. Administration

p. Related Areas

q. About Your Visit

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For additional information, visit the Web site for
Manassas National Battlefield Park


Historical Handbook Number Fifteen
1953

This publication is one of a series of handbooks describing the historical and archeological areas in the National Park System administered by the National Park Service of the United States Department of the Interior. It is printed by the Government Printing Office and may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, Washington 25, D.C. Price 25 cents

NPS seal The National Park System, of which Manassas National Battlefield Park is a unit, is dedicated to conserving the scenic, scientific, and historic heritage of the United States for the benefit and inspiration of its people.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Stewart L. Udall, Secretary

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Conrad L. Wirth, Director


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