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The First Battle Of Bull Run. By: Bridget Heller. Where and when did the battle take place?. The battle started early Sunday morning on July 21 st , 1862 It took place in Manassas, Virginia, not far from Washington DC The battle lasted one HORRIFIC day! It ended July 22 nd , 1861.

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The first battle of bull run

The First Battle Of Bull Run

By: Bridget Heller


Where and when did the battle take place
Where and when did the battle take place?

  • The battle started early Sunday morning on July 21st, 1862

  • It took place in Manassas, Virginia, not far from Washington DC

  • The battle lasted one HORRIFIC day!

  • It ended July 22nd, 1861


Who where the officers in charge
Who where the officers in charge?

  • The general that wanted to defeat the confederacy was Irvin McDowell, on the Union side.

  • Irvin McDowell graduated at west point in 1838. He became a very high ranking officer in the U.S army

  • The officers on the Confederate side were P.G.T Beauregard and Joseph E. Johnson.

  • Beauregard got to take the first shoots in the civil war during the bombardment of fort Sumter in April 1861

  • Joseph E. Johnson never suffered from a direct hit in the civil war. A lot of people did suffer from a direct shoot


What happened during the battle
What happened during the battle?

  • During the bold and deadly battle, the North tried to out-flank the South and tried to push them back to Richmond

  • They did this so they would surrender and stop attacking Fort Sumter

  • Fighting raged on all day as each team fought strongly against one another

  • On the Union side, 460 casualties and 1312 missing or captured.

  • On the South side, 387 casualties and 13 missing or captured.

  • In the end, the south pulled out a victory against the south


How did this battle impact the war overall
How did this battle impact the war overall

  • As stated in the Civil War Trust “the battle persuaded the Lincoln administration and the North that this battle would be very long and costly”.

  • The Battle of The First Bull Run taught the North a lesson, to never underestimate the other army.

  • Also, since so many people died or got captured, the North decided to be more prepared for the future battles.


Conclusion
Conclusion

In conclusion, The First Battle Of Bull Run was a decisive victory for the south. After this battle, many deaths had occurred and the battlefield and surroundings was ruined. As a result of this battle, tensions grew greater. Although this was a win for the South, the North began preparations for their upcoming battles and ultimately made the South surrender at the end of the Civil war. After 4 years of fighting between the North and South, The Union prevailed and slavery was abolished


Bibliography
Bibliography

  • Civil war trust

  • CivilWar.org

  • Encyclopedia of The Civil War by: Catherine Clinton



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