A Beautiful Glittering Lie
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Chapter 3: Chapter Three
"...Station in a miserable, torrential downpour. They sloshed through mud while trying to keep their gunpowder dry. Completely exhausted, the men struggled to obtain what little rest they could under their temporary shelters, which failed to provide much remedy from the rain. At midnight, they took a train to Manassas Junction, arriving at approximately 9:00 a.m. on the morning of July 20. ..."

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Chapter 4: Chapter Four
"...detail he could find about the battle. He found out that on July 27, General McClellan was appointed to Commander of the Department of the Potomac, replacing General McDowell, who had failed at the battle, which the Northerners were calling Bull Run and the Rebels were referring to as Manassas. A few days later, on August 6, the Confiscation Act was passed, which permitted the seizure of all property that was being used for insurrection, including slaves. It stripped the slave owners of their property rights, but didn’t actually free the slaves, so they were considered property of the ..."
"...Words cannot express how sorry I am that I have not been able to return to you yet. As you might now know we were successful in whipping our opponents at Manassas Junction and have been in camp ever since preparing for the next advance. Our commander Jones was seriously wounded and it seems doubtful he will recover. We have elected a new colonel Ivander Law from Huntsville to take his place. ..."

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Chapter 5: Chapter Five
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"... Owen mocked a laugh. “Because I’m smarter than you, and you know it.” “You cheated on those school exams so you could graduate! You lied about your pa fightin’ at Manassas, too! You’re spoiled and soft!” “I’ll have you take that back!” “Now, boys,” Jake interrupted, ..."

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Chapter 6: Chapter Six
"...although Hiram, Bud, and the rest of their regiment thought differently, since they were unaccustomed to Virginia’s snowy winters. General Joe Johnston’s Army of Northern Virginia established their winter quarters, and the camp sprawled from Fredericksburg southwest into the Shenandoah Valley, with the 4th Alabama constructing their site near Manassas Junction at Dumfries. ..."
"...tried keeping a daily journal, but soon ran out of ink because the pokeberries and oak balls had all disappeared beneath the snow. It was painful as well, for each time he wrote, he thought back to young George Anderson, who had met his fate on the battlefield at Manassas. The recollection saddened him, in that the young soldier reminded him of his own son, David, not so much in appearance, but in age. He wondered about his own family’s well-being and missed them dreadfully at Christmastime. At least some of the men received packages from home to share ..."
"...Hiram’s regiment, which was camped at Yorktown, reorganized on April 21, due to the fact that the one-year commitment many soldiers gave upon their enlistment expired. William Rivers, whose cousin, James Alexander, had been killed at Manassas, opted to resign his position. He was so heartbroken over the loss of his cousin that he deemed himself worthless as a fighting soldier, and so, after bidding his company farewell, he departed for home with several others. ..."

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Chapter 8: Chapter Eight
"...It was learned the next morning that the combined armies lost five times more men than they had a year ago at the First Battle of Manassas, and the most of any battle thus far. Over the course of two days’ fighting, the Alabamians lost twenty, with forty-three wounded. One of the casualties was Matthew Curry, the farmer from Lawrence County whom Bud and Hiram had met before their enlistment. When Hiram learned of his demise, ..."

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Chapter 10: Chapter Ten
"...supplied over sixty thousand men to the Confederate cause. President Lincoln replaced McClellan yet again, this time with General Burnside, not so much because of Burnside’s performance at the recent Battle of Sharpsburg, or Antietam as the Yankees were calling it, but because of his displayed abilities at First Manassas. Frustrated that “Little Napoleon” had refused to aggressively pursue and attack the Rebels by inaccurately assuming he was outnumbered, Lincoln was quoted as saying to him, “If you don’t want to use the army, I should like to borrow it for a while.” ..."

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