Learning Lincoln On-line

Topic Sets to Study the Civil War Home Page

CONTENTS SET THREE:

Topic Sixty-two:  Readings to Learn about Abraham Lincoln while in Springfield (HOME PAGE) On-Line Hunt-a-Puzzle

READING #5

  THE BATTLE OF BULL RUN

     Visit the "Awesome Stories: Generals and Gods" site; click the Bull Run link; and then read about the Battle of Bull Run (1st Battle of Manassas).  When you reach the sentence,  "Judith Henry, the bedridden widow who refused to leave her house during the battle, also died."   Click the word died and read the excerpt from John Brown's Body - an epic civil-war poem by Stephen Vincent Benet.  You will read the story of Judith Carter Henry and how she died in the Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas).  Benet won the Pulitzer Prize for this poem.
 
Awesome Stories site is located at: http://www.awesomestories.com/

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