The Battle of Bull Run
Leon J. Frémaux
Sketch Showing the Position of
Cap. F. B. Schaeffer's Comd on
July the 21st 1861
Manuscript map, August 24, 1861
Drawing, ink, and watercolor on paper
Geography & Map Division
This manuscript map was executed a month after the first Battle
of Bull Run, called "First Manassas" by the victorious Confederates.
It was a jarring setback for the North and for the widespread
belief that the price of war would be slight. Through the use
of a profile, the draftsman demonstrates that the height of the
corn, the depth of the creek, and other features of the site influenced
the course of the battle.