Vocabulary: Battle of Bull Run


 July 21, 1861, Union troops left Washington, D.C



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 July 21, 1861, Union troops left Washington, D.C.

 They headed toward Richmond, Virginia, 100 miles away

Washingtonians, civilians from Washington, D.C., rode along with the troops to watch the battle



 The two armies met up near a small stream in Virginia know as Bull Run

 The Union began breaking through the Confederate battle lines

 The Yankees yelled, “The war is OVER!”

 Confederate General Thomas Jackson began gathering the Virginian troops

A Confederate soldier said, “Look! There is Jackson standing like a stone wall! Rally behind the Virginians!”



 This was how Gen Jackson got his nickname, ‘Stonewall’ Jackson

 The Union troops panicked and retreated back toward Washington, D.C.

 The Battle of Bull Run showed both armies that their men needed training; also, it would be a long and bloody war!

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