August 1936

Reenactment of the Battle of Manassas

Volume 19, Issue 3

On the twenty-first of July, 1936, a crowd estimated at 10,000 persons gathered around the edges of what was the last phase of the first Battle of Manassas. It was the seventy-fifth anniversary of this historic battle which took place during the Civil War between the Federal and Confederate Forces on July 21, 1861. The battle was reenacted by units of the First Marine Brigade, Fleet Marine Force, in conjunction with the 16th Brigade, U. S. Army, and certain R.O.T.C. units.

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