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Today in military history: Battle of Bull Run
On July 21, 1861, the first major land battle of the Civil War took place at Bull Run in Northern Virginia.
‘The war began in my front yard and ended in my parlor’
“The war began in my front yard and ended in my parlor.” This statement about the start and the end of the U.S. Civil War was spoken by Wilmer McLean and is surprisingly almost perfectly true. Wilmer McLean was born on May 3, 1814, in Alexan…