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Bull Run

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Irvin McDowell

Definition: Two battles actually, both fought near Manassas Creek and both won by the South. The first was the first engagement of the war, on July 21, 1861, and sent the Union army packing. The second, following hard on the heels of the unsuccessful Peninsular Campaign, was a year later, on Aug. 29-30, 1862, and gave the South almost all of Virginia back.

 

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The Civil War
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The First Battle of Bull Run
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The Second Battle of Bull Run
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