We are with sixteen different people as they head for the battle at Bull Run, the first major battle of the Civil War. Fleischman lets their many voices speak individually as they tell variously of their excitement, loathing, fear and hope about this battle which several of them are convinced will be the only one in the Civil War. For some of them, it is. They each get a short chapter in no particular order and are later given others, some more than others. The effect is of the humanity and horror of war. It’s a powerful statement.
First Battle of Bull Run ( Eyewitness to History)
History Channel Video (2:08)
Voices of Bull Run Unit (My favorite)
1Bull Run (PDF unit free with great maps/ photos)