1st Bull Run

Battle of Manassas

What happened during the 1st Bull Run?

The First Bull Run was a battle that was fought on July 21, 1861 in Prince William County, Virginia. It was the first major battle of the American Civil War. McDowell, leader of the Union army, made the first move catching the confederate of guard. General Thomas Jackson, of the confederate, was formed to stop the union onslaught. Barnard Bee shouted to his men to follow the example Jackson was showing and said "There is Jackson standing like a 'stonewall'". And that's how Thomas Jackson got his nickname 'stonewall' Jackson. People from northern states came to watch the battle expecting a Union victory but the confederate actually won the battle.