Second Battle of Bull Run

By: Jennifer Hinojosa

What really happened?

On August 29, Pope launched a series of assaults against Jackson’s position along an unfinished railroad grade. The attacks were repulsed with heavy casualties on both side. On August 30, Pope renewed his attacks, seemingly unaware that Longstreet was on the field. When massed Confederate artillery devastated a Union assault by Fitz John Porter’s command, Longstreet’s wing of 28,000 men counterattacked in the largest, simultaneous mass assault of the war. The Union left flank was crushed and the army driven back to Bull Run. Only an effective Union rearguard action prevented a replay of the First Manassas disaster.

Who, What, When, Why?

War started on August 28-30, 1862.

War took place in Manassas, Virginia

This was the continue of the first Bull Run Battle.

Commanders-

Union- John Pope

Confederate- Robert E. Lee

What happened to the people?

Union

1,716 killed

8,215 wounded

3,892 missing/captured

13,824 total

Confederate

1,305 killed

7,048 wounded

unknown missing/captured

8,353 total

Second Battle of Bull Run