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My heart was pounding, my breath was shallow, and I wanted nothing more than to begin so that it would all be over sooner.
No, I was not preparing to jump from a plane. Nothing so dramatic. I was preparing myself to give a tour of Henry Hill detailing the position’s salient importance in the First Battle of Manassas.
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Lavery, Kevin P., "Ten Weeks at Manassas" (2016). The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History. 207.