The Battle of Bull Run

What Happened

The First Battle of Bull Run

The first battle of Bull Run was 25 miles from Washington D.C. In July of 1861 McDowell marched to Virginia in aim of taking the capital of Richmond. When McDowell hits Bull Run he has over 30,000 Confederate men to fight. The Union had 28,000 men.

Civil War

The Civil war was the bloodiest war then any other war that the Americans had fought.
The First Battle of Manassas

The Second Battle of Bull Run

The second Battle of Bull Run was fought on August 28-30, 1862.

Men and Generals

The Battle of Bull Run was the first major conflict of the Civil War. The Union Army has 28,000 men commanded by General McDowell.

The Confederate's had about 30,000 men commanded by General P.G.T. Beauregard and General Jackson

How Far From Washington D.C.?

The first battle of Bull Run as fought 25 miles from Washington D.C.

The Different Names for the Battles

The Confederates Federals gave different names to a number of Civil War battles. Southeners named the battles after the town that they were fought in.