By: Kaitlin Powers
"Word of a fiasco at a place in the East called Ball’s Bluff came while people were still stunned by the news from Bull Run. It was too much; some people began to say the war might possibly go on for a year or longer; others acknowledged that the South may have been right when it boasted that the northern factory workers would be no match for the bronzed young outdoor men below the Mason-Dixon Line" Across Five Aprils
The Mason-Dixon Line is the line that separates the free states and the slave states. It has five border states, Missouri, Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia.