Battle of First Bull Run Online Exhibit

General Blenker's Brigade Covering the Retreat of the Army

Black-and-white illustration from New York Illustrated News showing several mounted officers and soldiers firing from behind earthworks.

Caption: General Blenker's Brigade Covering the Retreat of the Army after the Battle of Bull Run. The 8th New York Volunteers, Germany Rifles, Colonel Stahel, Commanding, Repelling the Last Charge of the Rebel Cavalry. Sketched by our special artist. See page 234 [for related story].

Source: Illustration from New York Illustrated News, August 12, 1861, page 232-233.

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