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This Day in Georgia History

July 21, 1861

Francis Bartow Killed at Manassas

The First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) was fought near Manassas Junction, Virginia. Killed in battle was Col. Francis Bartow, commander of Bartow’s Brigade. Prior to the war, Bartow was a Savannah attorney and also was one of Georgia’s four delegates to the convention that drafted the Confederate Constitution. See Sept. 6, 1816, entry for biographical information on Bartow.