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Topic - Margaret Binning
The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bull Run began Thursday much as the skirmish itself did in 1861 - with artillery men on a sparse Manassas field, ignoring the heat to focus on the boom of a cannon.
As for the heat and whether it would deter some spectators from attending, Ms. Binning said that "if you were planning on going, you're going to come."
Gesturing to several women wearing hoop skirts and high-collared dresses, Manassas Museum volunteer docent Margaret Binning said that while "these people are hot, they're excited," about the weekend's festivities.