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The First Battle of Bull Run

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Transcript of The First Battle of Bull Run

The First Battle of Bull Run
By: Katie Piet, DeShawn Prince, and Avery Wickett
Intro to the Battle of Bull Run
This battle took place on July 21,1861 at Manassas, Virginia. It was the first major battle of the Virginia armies. It was also the first major land battle in the Civil War. There was a total of 4,878 casualties.
Amount of Confederate soldiers: 32,230
Confederates (South)
Confederate (South) commanders: Joseph E. Johnston and P. G. T. Beauregard
What Happened and Why
During the First Battle of Bull Run, over 30,000 Union troops were being led by Brigadier General Irvin McDowell and faced more than 20,000 Confederates under the power of Brigadier General P.G.T Beauregard, not far from a railroad junction in Manassas, Virginia. Basically, what happened was that G. Irvin McDowell and his troops approached Beauregard, when the battle broke out. They crossed Suddley's Ford over to Matthew's Hill. The battle took the whole day. It happened because the North (Union) was challenging the South (Confederates) to fight and they were basically provoking them and avoiding all of the rebels.
Joseph E. Johnston
P. G. T. Beauregard
Irvin McDowell
Union (North)
Amount of Union (North) soldiers: 28,450
Union Commander: Irvin McDowell

During the 1st Battle of Bull Run there was a man standing in the middle of the battlefield, not getting shot and his name was General Jackson. He got his nickname: Stonewall Jackson. Nobody important died in this battle.
Did anyone important receive any nicknames or die?
Unions: 2,896
Confederates: 1,982
Total: 4,878 causalties
The Confederates and Unions had continued fighting all day. Finally at the end of the day the Confederates decided to charge the Unions. The Union troops were forced to retreat. they had been defeated and the Confederates had won!
Militias or Regiments
There were no militias nor regiments involved in this battle.
Fun Facts
During the battle, 'Stonewall Jackson' stood in the middle of the fight, and his troop thought he needed assistance.
It was the first
confrontation of the American Civil war.
G. Irvin McDowell didn't think his army was ready to go into battle.
'Stonewall Jackson' was one of the bravest people in the battle.
The Confederates (North) held a stunning win in the battle.
The End
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