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Drifting Down To New Orleans – A US Train Trip

There is a particular look people give you when you say you’ve just got off a train across the United States. It’s a look of bafflement, surprise and general disbelief that such a thing exists. And yet there we were, … Continue reading

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The Battle Of The Bull Run and Manassas Battlefield National Park

Manassas, Virginia, was the site of the first major land battle of the US Civil War – the Battle of the Bull Run on July 21, 1861. The battle began after Union troops attacked a considerably smaller Confederate detachment. But … Continue reading

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Manassas, Virginia

Welcome to Manassas, Virginia – a city of 37,000 people about an hour out of Washington DC. The area is the site of two key battles of the US Civil War – the second, in 1862, happened near the height … Continue reading

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