The Guns of Bull Run

A Story of the Civil War's Eve

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 91,098 / 258 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.5
LoC Category: PS
Series: Civil War
Downloads: 2,540
mnybks.net#: 562
Origin: gutenberg.org

The first in a series of four, this gives a picture of events which prefaced the war and ends with the battle of Bull Run. The hero, who is very strong and brave, is a southern boy, the great-grandson of the renowned Henry Ware and the son of a West Point man. He hears the first gun at Fort Sumter, is present at the inauguration of Davis, and goes on various dangerous missions. Southern side, unprejudiced and not gory.

Show Excerpt

ountaineer and Guide. JULIEN DE LANGEAIS, A Musician and Soldier from Louisiana. JOHN CARRINGTON, Famous Northern Artillery Officer. DR. RUSSELL, Principal of the Pendleton School. ARTHUR TRAVERS, A Lawyer. JAMES BERTRAND, A Messenger from the South. JOHN NEWCOMB, A Pennsylvania Colonel. JOHN MARKHAM, A Northern Officer. JOHN WATSON, A Northern Contractor. WILLIAM CURTIS, A Southern Merchant and Blockade Runner. MRS. CURTIS, Wife of William Curtis. HENRIETTA GARDEN, A Seamstress in Richmond. DICK JONES, A North Carolina Mountaineer. VICTOR WOODVILLE, A Young Mississippi Officer. JOHN WOODVILLE, Father of Victor Woodville. CHARLES WOODVILLE, Uncle of Victor Woodville. COLONEL BEDFORD, A Northern Officer. CHARLES GORDON, A Southern Staff Officer. JOHN LANHAM, An Editor. JUDGE KENDRICK, A Lawyer. MR. CULVER, A State Senator. MR. BRACKEN, A Tobacco Grower. ARTHUR WHITRIDGE, A State Senator.

HISTORICAL CHARACTERS

ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President of the United States. JEFFERSON DAVIS, President of the South

Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 3 reviews: ****
2011.12.21
Eliot
***..

Good book, but beware of some historical fudging by the author. He speaks of Wheeling being in West Virginia before that part of the state seceded from Virginia, and of a young Confederate scout viewing the massive dome of the Capitol in Washington in June 1861 -- before the dome was completed. Still, a good read if you don't read too closely.

2011.12.07
Charles
****.

Although basically written for a young audience (through teenhood), "The Guns of Bull Run" will captivate readers of almost any age who enjoy high adventure and good historical settings. And what greater historical setting than the War Between the States?

This books is actually one of nine that Altsheler wrote dealing with the war, from Bull Run (Manassas, to Southerners) to Appomattox.

2006.04.11
Reva
*****

I read the Civil War Series twice when I was in the fifth and sixth grade. My father read them when he was a teenager. I am passing these books on to my niece and nephews. I am now in my 50's and am enjoying reading these books again.
I grew up considering him one of my best authors. I always felt that I was there with his characters.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Guns of Bull Run by Joseph A. Altsheler - Free eBook

Helga: Out of Hedgelands

Wood Cow Chronicles Book 1
Rick Johnson

VOLUME ONE in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series. <... Read more

Cover image for The Guns of Bull Run by Joseph A. Altsheler - Free eBook

Valkyrie's Vengeance

Loki's Wolves Book 0
Melissa Snark

Fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will enjoy... Read more

Cover image for The Guns of Bull Run by Joseph A. Altsheler - Free eBook

The Titan Drowns: Time Travel Romance

New Atlantis Time Travel Romance Book 6
Nhys Glover

2013 SFR GALAXY AWARD WINNER

"Heroism and... Read more

Cover image for The Guns of Bull Run by Joseph A. Altsheler - Free eBook

Chausiku

Nightmare of the Clans Book One
Pamela E. Cash

There are six secret clans across the world–Afr... Read more

Cover image for The Guns of Bull Run by Joseph A. Altsheler - Free eBook

Mademoiselle At Arms

A Georgian Romance
Elizabeth Bailey

Set in the late Georgian era, Elizabeth Bailey’... Read more

Cover image for The Guns of Bull Run by Joseph A. Altsheler - Free eBook

The Tales of Tim Hurtletuta - New Beginnings

Tales of Tim Hurtletuta Series, Book 1
Matthew James Wilkins

"Tim Hurtletuta has forgotten something. He can... Read more

Cover image for The Guns of Bull Run by Joseph A. Altsheler - Free eBook

After the Cure

Deirdre Gould

Eight years ago the December Plague swept throu... Read more

Cover image for The Guns of Bull Run by Joseph A. Altsheler - Free eBook

The Unveiling

Book One (Age of Faith 1)
Tamara Leigh

12th century England: Two men vie for the thron... Read more

Cover image for The Guns of Bull Run by Joseph A. Altsheler - Free eBook

Healing Her Heart

Crystal Lake Series Book 1
Laura Scott

Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues... Read more

Cover image for The Guns of Bull Run by Joseph A. Altsheler - Free eBook

Never A Choice

The Choices Trilogy #1
Dee Palmer

Bethany Thorne has secrets and she’s told a few... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Art of War
by Sun Tzu
Acres of Diamonds
by Russell H. Conwell
'Laramie'
by Charles King
Forty-Six Years in the Army
by John M. Schofield
The Iliad
by Homer
A Yankee in the Trenches
by R. Derby Holmes
Napoleon Bonaparte
by John S.C. Abbott
13 Days
by John Alan Lyde Caunter
The Riddle of the Sands
by Erskine Childers

See more popular titles from this genre.