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The battle at Bull Run was a Confederate victory because they had better field commanders than did the Union. Lincoln had not yet found a Union General who was willing to fight regardless of the casualties inflicted. The first battle of the Civil War is generally considered to be Fort Sumter. The South won that because it had more men, more artillery and could easilly besiege the Federal force occupying the Fort. The Battle of 1st Manassas/Bull Run was won because the Federal Army was exhausted from a long march around the Confederate flank which was relatively fresh and was then reinforced throughout the battle. This Battle was the first major battle of the war.

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