The Battle Of Bull Run

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What Is The Battle Of Bull Run?

The Battle Of Bull Run was the first major land battle of the armies in Virginia. On July 16, 1861, the untried Union army under Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell marched from Washington against the Confederate army, which drawn up behind Bull Run beyond Centreville. On the 21st, McDowell crossed at Sudley Ford and attacked the confederate left flank on Matthews Hill. Fighting raged throughout the day as Confederate forces were driven back to Henry Hill.

Forces Engaged

Union: 460 killed, 1,124 wounded, 1,312 missing & captured & 2,896 total.

Confederate: 387 killed, 1,582 wounded, 13 missing & captured & 1,982 total.