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Monday, July 13, 2015
The First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas)
What do you know about The First Battle of Bull Run?
First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas): July 21, 1861
On July 21, 1861, the Confederates defeated the Union army in the First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas), the first major conflict of the Civil War.
In the months following the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, there was increasing political pressure in the North for the Union army to launch an attack against the Rebels and quickly end the war. Despite General Irvin McDowell's concerns that his troops weren't prepared, he made plans to attack the Confederate forces gathered along Bull Run stream, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, about 25 miles from Washington DC.
McDowell and his approximately 30,000 troops left Washington DC on July 16, slowly making their way to... Continue Reading
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