Ronald C. White Jr.'s most recent book is The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words (Random House). He teaches American intellectual and religious history at San Francisco Theological Seminary.
In September 1862, Union troops were soundly defeated by Confederate forces led by Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee at Manassas Junction, Virginia. The North called it the Second Battle of Bull Run.
Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America