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The First Battle of Bull Run
Transcript of The First Battle of Bull Run
By: Matthieu Wuth, Brian Pham, and Andrew Rowe
Date and Location
The first Battle of Bull Run occurred July 21, 1861 in Richmond,Virginia.
This was the first major land battle of the armies in Virginia. The United Union army under Irvin McDowell marched from Washington against the Confederate army, which was drawn up behind Bull Run beyond Centreville.
The First Bull Run Battle Leaders
Union: The union started fighting while in the mean time, they sort two brigades on a loop to lead into battle at the rear of the Confederates.
Confederates: Although the Confederates have had the lower hand position during the battle, their strategy was strength in numbers and defeated the Union by over powering them.
Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard
Joseph E. Johnston
Civilians sat at a picnic watching the battle
Was the bloodiest battle of 1861
Outcome of the Battle
The Confederate troops forced the
Union troops to retreat back to Washington D.C.
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The Impact of The Battle
-The impact the First Battle of Bull Run had on the Civil war was the Battle made many others think it was the last battle- but actually the battle led to many other bloody battles.
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