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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

August 17, 1861

Harper’s Weekly Image of Rebel “Atrocities”

This week’s edition of Harper’s Weekly again carried sketches from the First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run), one of which showed that biased reporting occurred in the North as well as the South - an article on Rebel “atrocities” at Bull Run, with an image showing wounded soldiers being bayoneted.