The film portrays both Manassas battles through the eyes of several participants. Among them are Judith Henry, an 85-year-old bedridden widow caught in the crossfire and Charles Norris, a 17-year-old Virginia Military Institute cadet who led his troops into battle and died at Manassas.
Much of the sacred land is now the Manassas National Battlefield Park, managed by the National Park Service. Daily tours include fascinating battle accounts. The scenic grounds contain historic buildings, including the former county courthouse, jail, church, and one-room schoolhouse. The village is currently being restored.
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