The First Bull Run

Lena Karjala and Lauren Sperry


Date(s) Fought: July 21, 1861



Location: Fairfax County and Prince William County, Virginia



Outcome: Confedrate victory



Union Army Size: 28,000-35,000 people



Union Army Commander(s): Irivin McDowell



Confederate Army Size:32,000-35,000



Confederate Army Commander(s):Joseph E. Johnston and P. G. T. Braurgard



Union Casualties:2,896



Confederate Casualties:1,982



Important events: Jackson got his nickname: Stone Wall; first major battle of cival war, also called Manassas. The battle was named after a small stream named Bull Run.


Overall significance: first major battle of the civil war, "showed that the war would be long and bloody", "showed that all soldiers on both sides needed training",



Refrences:
battle of bull run wikipedia
battle of bull run son of the south
battle of the bull run history central (pic)
Battle of bull run about.com
battle of bull run stonewall Jackson
battle of bull run fast facts
Davidson, Castillo, Stoff: The Americian Nation- histoy book with overall facts