First Battle of Bull Run

The First Battle of Bull Run, also known as First Manassas, was fought July 21, 1861, and was the first major battle of the US Civil War.

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What were some special acts of bravery in First Battle of Bull Run?

On the Confederate side, Colonel Evans turning to engage the Union Army's flanking assault with the few men he had was certainly brave.

On the Union side, Captain Griffin and Captain Ricketts were artillery captains who fought with exceptional courage and competence in the thick of the battle.

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Why do think the union lost the first Battle of Bull Run?

One Confederate unit was wearing blue uniforms, and the Union artillery thought they were friendly forces until too late.

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Where did the first Battle of Bull Run get its name?

A little stream named after a man called Bull.

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What is the significance of the Battle of Bull Run?

The First Battle of Bull Run was a major wake up call to the North. Union Forces were routed by Beuregards forces. It was an indication that this would be a long and bloody war and would require new leadership and improved training to prepare the federal troops for sustained action in the field.

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Why were many northerners surprised at the outcome of the Battle of Bull Run?

Most Northerners were surprised at the outcome of the First Battle of Bull Run. The commonplace idea in the North was that a "US Army" would easily defeat a "rebel army". The Northern loss in that battle was shocking to the North. They had no reason to believe the Southerners could win.

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Did Charleston take place in the civil war?

yes

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When was the Battle of Bull Run fought?

Spring of 1861

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Who won the first battle of the revolutionary war?

The first battle of the Revolutionary War is considered to be the Battle of Lexington. This "Battle" was not even what could be called a skirmish. The British technically won the battle because more Americans than British were killed on Lexington Green and because the colonists did not prevent the British from moving on to Concord.

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How many Union and Confederate troops were in the first Battle of Bull Run?

In the First Battle of Bull Run approximately 28,000 Union troops faced approximately 33,000 Confederate troops. In US history, this was the largest ever US battle. Later on even larger armies would be engaged.

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Who won the first Battle of Bull Run?

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Irvin McDowell led the Union and Joseph E. Johnston along with P.G.T Beauregard, led the Confederacy. The Union only 28,000- 35,000 men while the Confederacy had 32,000-34,000 men.

2896 was the number of men that Irvin lost and 1982 is the men that Johnston and Beauregard lost.

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Who were the two generals who lead the south in the first battle of bull run?

Joseph E. Johnston and P. G. T. Beauregard.

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How did the US Civil War battles of Bull Run end?

Both battles of Bull Run were Confederate victories. Both battles were basically in the same place in Virginia.

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Who was the commander of the Southern forces at the Battle of Bull Run?

At the First Battle of Bull Run, Southern forces were led by generals Beauregard and Johnston. At the Second Battle of Bull Run, the commanding officer of all Southern forces was General Robert E. Lee.

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How did the Battles of Bull Run affect the outcome of the US Civil War?

The answer to this question is best answered in the following manner. Both battles of Bull Run in 1861 and in 1862 were Confederate victories. The outcome gave the South more confidence to carry on the war and the Union realized the value of the tactics of interior lines. In the Second Battle of Bull Run, General Lee's victory led him to attempt to to bring Maryland into the war as a Southern state. The result was the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest one day battle in US history. Union Major General McClellan forced General Lee to withdraw to Virginia. McClellan's failure to destroy Lee's retreating army cost McClellan his military career.

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What takes place at a pretrial conference in a civil suit?

The judge meets with all the involved parties and their legal counsel to see if a settlement can be reached without going to trial. The judge will review all pertinent information such as discovery documents, interrogatiories, etc. and then give his or her non binding opinion as to the merits of the case.

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Who won the first battle of the US Civil War?

Confederates also won the first actual bloody battle at Bull Run.

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The first battle was at Bull Run- and the Confederates (South) won.

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When did the First Battle of Bull Run end?

July 22nd, 1861

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What was the outcome in the First Battle of Bull Run?

The South won, and the Union retreated. Thanks for the help of General Stonewall Jackson he helped the Confederates to win That Battle.

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His rebel call helped the confederates to win the first Battle of Bull Run?

Batmans butler who was currently having naval surgery at the time

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How long did the first Battle of Bull Run last?

Only 1 day

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What was the outcome of bull run?

Union lost , Confederate won.

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Who was the victor of the first Battle of Bull Run?

The Battle of Manassas, or Bull Run, is regarded as the first major battle between two civilian armies. The Confederacy, a new revolutionary nation entered the war without a professional army. On the Union side, the entire army consisted of 16,000 men, most of which were engaged in protecting the Western frontier or garrisoned in East coast ports. For all practicality it was a battle of volunteers ( a few exceptions of course ). In summary, the First Battle of Bull Run, on July 21, 1861, was the largest battle ever fought in the Western Hemisphere up to that point in time. It was a victory for the Confederacy.

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How many deaths were in the first Battle of Bull Run?

That figure does not really square with the published histories of the battle, or by reports from the Adjutant Generals of those states involved. The actual figures put Union losses at approximately 460 killed, 1,124 wounded and 1,312 missing or captured. Due to the route of the Federal forces and the disorganization of the retreat, it is hard to ascertain how many Union soldiers were captured, how many straggled back to their units, and how many simply went home. Their enlistments expired in about 10 days.

Confederate losses amounted to 387 killed, 1,582 wounded and 13 missing or captured. The number of captured forces was low, because after the battle was over the Confederate Army commanded the field, and some troops who were initially captured were summarily rescued during the rout. While the losses were significant, they would pale when compared to the casualty figures of later battles. To be certain, there would be further deaths among the battles wounded. Medical care was pretty poor at this stage of the war. It can be assumed that approximately 395 soldiers succumbed to their wounds. Confederate after battle casualties could have been even higher, due to the higher number of wounded. It can be assumed that approximately 555 succumbed to their wounds. But even considering these figures it falls well below the 5,000 deaths suggested here. At a maximum, with the combination of both armies, the battles dead would number no more than 1,800, with 847 being killed outright, and the remainder perishing from their wounds.

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How did the Confederacy achieve victory in the First Battle of Bull Run in 1861?

The Union made a key mistake in the First Battle of Bull Run. Union General Paterson led a Union force that was supposed to keep a close eye on the Rebel forces near Winchester, Virginia. Somehow there was a major misunderstanding on the part of General Paterson. He actually moved in a direction designed to protect Harpers Ferry. This error left Confederate General Joseph Johnston to use the tactic known as interior lines. With Patterson unaware of the mistake he made, Johnston was able to move via railway to reinforce Southern troops at Bull Run commanded by General PT Beauregard. The result of the reinforcements was a victory for the South.

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What factors helped the confederates win the first Battle of Bull Run?

1 - Gen. Joseph Johnston managed to shift his Army of Shenandoah by train from Winchester to the line of Bull Run on July 18, 1861, undetected by Union Army of Gen. Patterson, reinforcing the Confederate Army of the Potomac under gen. Beauregard.

2 - Gen. Patterson realized the movement only two days later and was not able to pursue because his Army were "disintegrating" due to the expiring three months' service terms of most of its units.

3 - The Confederates could move their units to the front line through internal lines.

4 - Due to the deficient command system, the Union Commander, Gen. McDowell was able to control only the marching wing of his army, while the Confederate commander had always his army in hand.

5 - Union General Tyler, despite having been unequivocally ordered in merit by a courier sent him by McDowell, failed to attack immediately and with all power at his disposal the Confederate positions at the Stone Bridge.

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