I just finished The Battle at Bull Run, by William C. Davis. Actually, I read it piecemeal a while back, and I decided I wanted to read it cover-to-cover as I conduct my own research into wartime and antebellum primary sources. The book is incredible, and regardless of whether you are a history buff or just like reading something exciting, I recommend it. The battle was destined to be bloody, but had the outcome been different, the Civil War would conceivably have been significantly shorter.
The link below is to my history blog. If you enjoy this kind of thing, please take a look. As I’ve noted previously, I’ll occasionally share here at the Weathered Journal, but Fog and Friction is where I post original research and share other items I find from other historians.
Fog and Friction. Stop by and take a look.