Return to Bull Run
The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas
$26.95 Paperback

"This comprehensively researched, well-written book represents the definitive account of Robert E. Lee’s triumph over Union leader John Pope in the summer of 1862. . . . Lee’s strategic skills, and the capabilities of his principal subordinates James Longstreet and Stonewall Jackson, brought the Confederates onto the field of Second Manassas at the right places and times against a Union army that knew how to fight, but not yet how to win."–Publishers Weekly


About The Author

John J. Hennessy served as a historian at Manassas National Battlefield and is currently Assistant Superintendent at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. He is the author of The First Battle of Manassas. He lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with his daughter Caroline.


Reviews & Praise
"The deepest, most comprehensive, and most definitive work on this Civil War campaign, by the unchallenged authority."–James I. Robertson Jr., author of Stonewall Jackson

"This thorough, elegant study eclipses all other accounts of the Second Battle of Manassas. It not only recounts what happened in this battle and why, but also places it in the larger context of a war that was changing radically in character during that fateful summer of 1862. Anyone who wishes to understand the first Confederate decision to invade the north must read this book."—James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom

Book Information
11 b&w illus., 15 maps
624 Pages
Paperback 978-0-8061-3187-0
Kindle 978-0-8061-8673-3
e-pub 978-0-8061-8674-0
Published September 2012
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