Battle of Bull Run: July 21,1861 Casualties:4878 Union Loses:2896 Confederate loses: app. 1982
Most of the time the attacking side loses more people than the defensive side. Even though the Union had more casualties, most of them were under the category missing. The confederates had more that were killed. Some of the Union soldiers that were missing were prisoners. There were also over 60,000 forces engaged.
The commander for the Union in this war was Irwin McDowell. The commander for the confederacy was P.T. Beauregard. Irwin Mcdowell was born on October 15, 1818 in Ohio. P.T. Beauregard was born on May 28, 1818. They both went to west point.
It was one of the first battles. After the confederates attacked Fort Sumter and won the battle the North wanted revenge. They attacked the confederacy at Manassas Virginia by a body of water called Bull Run. After
On July 21, 1861, in the first major battle, this happened when about 35,000 Union troops went to attack a Confederate force of 20,000 along Bull Run. After fighting on the defensive for most of the day, the rebels rallied and were able to attack the Union's right side, sending the Union to retreat towards Washington. The Confederate victory gave the South confidence and the North realized the war would not be won as easily as they had hoped.
This battle took place at Manassas Virginia. Along a body of water called Bull Rum. The North named the battles based on bodies of water. The South named the battles based on land. The most common name for this battle is Bull Run.
After a long time fighting, the rebels won the war. They were too unorganized to attack the retreating North. They were on the defensive side most of the time but got back in it and won. This gave them confidence and made the North want to fight harder as the Civil War progressed.