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View of Field Where the First Land Battle of the Civil War Was Fought

View of Field Where the First Land Battle of the Civil War Was Fought Philippi West Virginia
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Stock #: 743648
Type: Postcard
Era: Real Photo
City: Philippi
State: West Virginia (WV)
County: Barbour
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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A Union victory, it was the first organized land action of the war, though generally viewed as a skirmish rather than a battle. However, the Northern press celebrated it as an epic triumph, and this encouraged Congress to call for the drive on Richmond that ended with the Union defeat at First Bull Run in July.