Battle of Bull Run

Marco Rios

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It was the first American Civil War and both sides were bad because they each had about 18,000 poorly trained troops on each side. Later on reinforcements for the Confederate came under the orders of Brig. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. They came from Shenandoah Valley by railroad and the battle changed quickly. Thomas J. Jackson stood his ground which why he also got the nickname "Stonewall Jackson". The Confederates were winning the war with a counterattack and at that point most of the Union soldiers already retreated or surrendered into a rout with their general.

Casualties and Losses

There was 2,896 soldiers for the Union side and out of all of them 460 were killed, 1,124 were wounded, and 1,312 were either missing or captured. There was 1,982 soldiers for the Confederate side and out of all of them 387 were killed, 1,582 were wounded, and 13 were missing. In the beginning both sides started off with big numbers but in the end they both have less troops and most of them were either killed, captured, or are missing.

What was the Battle of Bull Run

The first Battle of Bull Run also knows as the Manassas started in July 21, 1861 in Prince William County, Virginia. It was the first major battle of the American Civil War.