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All aboard! The train to Manassas leaves in five minutes! This trip will be a world-wide tour of battle sites throughout history. Who wouldn’t want to see the battlefields where famous people, such as Alexander the Great and Napoleon, fought for their kingdoms? Here is the itinerary for the trip; a train ride to the Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia, a flight to the Battle of Marathon in Greece, a boat ride and a train to the Battle of Gaugamela in present-day Iraq, a flight to the Battle of Hastings in England, a boat and train to the Battle of Waterloo in Belgium, a bus ride to the Berlin Airlift and Blockade in Germany, and a flight for a final stop for Okinawa, Japan. All of these places have a specific historical significance that has contributed to our world as we know it. After all, what would our world be like if the United States had never fought the Civil War?
The journey begins in Prince William, Virginia at the site of the Battle of Bull Run in Manassas. This battle was fought during the American Civil War on July 21, 1861. Bull Run was the first battle of the Civil War fought in Virginia between the Northern states, the Union, and the Southern states, the Confederacy, because of slavery. The Union army attacked first beginning the war and they were pushed back by the Confederate army until they retreated. Confederates took the victory of the first battle of the Civil War. This is the battle were “Stonewall” Jackson received his name. The Confederate victory proved that this war would not be a quick and easy one. This battle showed the people who underestimated the South that the war was going to be a long term fight.
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