Bull Run - Scene of Battle

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This is a scene from the Bull Run battlefield.  The National Park Service provides the following information about this first land battle of the American Civil War:

Battle Name: First Bull Run (Union reference); First Manassas (Confederate reference)

Location: Fairfax County and Prince William County

Campaign: Manassas Campaign (July 1861)

Date of Battle: July 21, 1861

Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell [USA]; Brig. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston and Brig. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard [CSA]

Forces Engaged: 60,680 total (USA 28,450; CSA 32,230)

Estimated Casualties: 4,700 total (USA 2,950; CSA 1,750)

Media Credits

Image online, courtesy Library of Congress.

Referenced information about the battle, courtesy National Park Service.


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