The Battle of Bull Run

The Battle of Bull Run
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The first bull run

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  • The Battle of First Bull Run
  •  Approximate  Total Casualties: 5300  Union Casualties: 3300 Confederate Casualties: 2000
  • Who
  • Irvin Mcdowell
  • P.G. T. Beauregard
  • Joseph E. Johnston
  • Why
  • Attack at bull run to open a way to richmond
  • Approximately the union lost 19 officers and 451 soldiers. 70 union officers and 1,001 union men were wounded. 52 union officers and 1,741 union men were missing. Approximately the confederates lost 25 officers and 362 men. 63 officers and 1,519 men were wounded. Only about 1 officer and 12 men were missing.
  • What
  • Union general Irvin Mcdowell marched into a battle with P.D. T. Beauregard under Lincoln's orders.  Beauregard was told about the enemy movement and asked Joseph E. Johnston for help. Joseph arrived ready to fight.
  • Where
  • Abraham Lincoln ordered Irvin Mcdowell to attack at bull run to open the way to richmond. This would have made for a swift merciful end to the war. It was lincoln's best shot at ending the war.
  • Results
  • The first battle of bull run was the first major land battle of the civil war. It is  also called the battle of first manassas.  It wasn't a very bloody battle. The confederates out maneuvered the yankees, which sent the union soldiers into panic.
  • The First Battle of Bull Run was fought on July 21, 1861 in Prince William County, Virginia. Bull run is a 32.8-mile-long (52.8 km) tributary of the Occoquan River that originates from a spring in the Bull Run Mountains in Loudoun County, Virginia, and flows south to the Occoquan River.  And Manassas is the closest city to Prince William County, Virginia. 
  • The Confederates managed to break the Union line. As McDowell’s Federals retreated chaotically across Bull Run.Despite their victory, Confederate troops were far too disorganized to press their advantage and pursue the retreating Yankees
  • We have won, but we couldn't finish off the union soldiers as they retreated. 
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