First blooding of the Highlanders

Long before they successfully defended Fort Sanders’s Northwest Bastion, the Seventy-Ninth New York Cameron Highlanders was decimated on the slope of Henry Hill at 1st Bull Run, where their first colonel, James Cameron, was killed by a bullet in his chest.

The hill is depicted here in the painting that hangs on the wall of the Manassas Visitor Center, The Capture of Ricketts’ Battery, painted for the National Park Service in 1964 by Sydney E. King. The painting also adorns the Postal Service’s second Civil War commemorative postage stamp of the Sesquicentennial.

Via Bull Runnings.

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Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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