National Geographic : 1961 May
'There is nothing in American history quite like the story of Bull Run. It was the fight of the amateurs where everything went wrong, the great day of awakening for the whole nation, North and South together." PULITZER PRIZE HISTORIAN THE AMERICANHERITAGEPICTUREHISTORYOF THE CIVILWAR DULL nUN See the re-enactment of the battle where the "Rebel Yell" was born Mark July 22-23 on your calendar and make your plans to be on Bull Run battlefield at Manassas, Va. You'll see one of the most colorful Civil War re enactments in history... two days of pageantry and mock-battle with thousands of men in Union and Confederate uniforms, armed with original rifles and cannon, acting out for you the most dramatic events of the war's first great battle. Bull Run Battlefield has been beautifully pre served by our National Park Service. Every foot of the field has been mapped, every record checked to give you the sight, sound and feel of the battle that taught both North and South that war was not bugle-play and parade, but burning powder, burst ing shell, and breaking hearts. You'll see the wild Union charge up Henry House Hill, and its shattering break against the stone wall of Jackson's Virginians. Your heart will pound as you watch the bravest artillery fight of the entire war: Ricketts' and Griffin's eleven Union guns against thirteen Confederate cannon, dueling at point-blank range. You'll hear the bone-chilling Rebel war cry, first heard on this very field when Jackson told his men, "Yell like furies when you charge!" You'll hear music of massed bands, and stirring addresses by national and state leaders. But you'll know that freedom is not won nor liberty bought with words alone. The price was patriots' blood, paid for you by men you'll never know, but to whom you stand in debt for all you have. At Bull Run, you'll feel determination to match their valor, to live up to the task of keeping America's heritage alive in a world when all free men face challenge. FREE CIVIL WAR MAP. Ask your Sinclair Dealer about Sinclair's Civil War Centennial Map. Shows battle-lines of 20 great engagements, colorful Civil War uniforms, battleflags, guns and cannon. You'll treasure it as a collector's item! FREE TOUR INFORMATION. Let Sinclair help plan your trip to Bull Run, or other Civil War battlefields during the Centennial. Write: Tour Bureau, Sinclair Oil Building, 600 Fifth Avenue, New York 20, N.Y. SinclairAGreat Name inOil PUBLISHED IN COOPERATIONWITHTHE CIVILWARCENTENNIALCOMMISSION,ESTABLISHEDBY ACTOF CONGRESSTO INCREASEAWARENESSOF OUR HISTORICALHERITAGE-THE MENAND EVENTSWHICHSHAPEDOURNATION'SGROWTH.