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Confederate Military History is a 12-volume series of books written and/or edited by former Confederate general Clement A. Evans that deals with specific topics related to the military personalities, places, battles, and campaigns in various Southern United States, including those of the Confederacy. Written with a heavy Southern slant, the articles that comprise the compendium deal with the famous events of the war. This account is of the First Shenandoah Valley Campaign in 1861, which took place after the attack on Fort Sumter in April 1861 and culminated with a Confederate army transporting itself from the Valley to the battlefield of Manassas to participate in the Battle of First Manassas or First Bull Run, fought on July 21, 1861. The battle, a decisive Confederate victory, was the first major battle of the Civil War and was the first time in history that troops rode a train to the battlefield to participate on the same day. This edition of the Confederate Military Historys The First Shenandoah Valley Campaign is specially formatted with images of important Confederate commanders, including Stonewall Jackson, James Longstreet, Joseph E. Johnston and P.G.T. Beauregard, as well as maps and pictures of the battle of First Manassas or Bull Run.

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