The Union general at the first Battle of Bull Run, or First Manassas, was Irvin McDowell and the Confederate generals were Joseph E Johnston and P G T Beauregard. At Second Bull Run, or Second Manassas, the Union general was John Pope. The Confederate generals were Robert E Lee, James Longstreet and Stonewall Jackson.
What battle did Northern civilians set out picnics at the edge of the battlefield only to scramble in terror as fleeing Union troops lost what was to be the first Battle of Bull Run?
"The Battle of Shiloh" is different from "The First Battle of Bull Run" because "The First Battle of Bull Run" had less casualties and because "The First Battle of Bull Run" was the first major battle of the civil war. "The battle of Shiloh" was a two day battle and it was led by Albert Sydney Johnston and P.G.T. Beauregard. They were both strong fighters and they led the confederate army in a surprise attack.