Definition:Explorer and California Senator who was the first presidential candidate of the Republican Party (in 1856) and also served in the Union Army and Navy. He was commander of the Western Department before Henry Halleck.

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Bull Run

Definition: Commander for a time of the Army of Virginia. Lost his command after the Confederate victory at the Second Battle of Bull Run.

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