First Battle of Bull Run Result: Confederate Victory · Location: Manassas Junction, Virginia. This set the record as the 1st land battle during the Civil War that America fought against each other. On July 21, 1861, The Union and Confederate armies went head to head at Manassas Junction, Virginia. This was known as the First Battle of Bull Run (or Manassas.) The battle started with almost 35,000 Union troops marched from Washington, D.C. (the federal capital) to attach a Confederate force of 20,000 along the small river known as Bull Run. The Confederates fought most of the day and they were able to break the Union right flank. This sent the Federals into a frenzied withdrawal towards Washington. The Confederate victory boosted the South’s …show more content…
So therefore the Union army was able to successfully reach Washington by July 22. The First Battle of Bull Run (called First Manassas in the South) cost lives unfortunately however, the Union ultimately had more casualties about 3,000 compared to the 1,750 for the Confederates. This win basically allowed the North to realize this would not be a walk in the park as they expected but on the other hand it gave the South false hope. In fact, both sides would soon realize reality of a long, demanding conflict that would take an unbelievable toll on the country and its …show more content…
The Union Commander was John Pope. The Confederate Commander was Robert E. Lee. In order to draw Pope’s army into battle, Jackson ordered an attack on a Federal column that was passing across his front on the Warrenton Turnpike on August 28. On August 29, Pope introduced a series of attacks against Jackson’s position along an unfinished railroad grade. The attacks were sickened with heavy casualties on both sides. At noon, Longstreet arrived on the field from Thoroughfare Gap and took position on Jackson’s right flank. On August 30, Pope renewed his battle, unaware it appeared that Longstreet was on the field. A massed Confederate artillery devastated a Union assault by Fitz John Porter’s command, Longstreet’s wing of 28,000 men counterattacked in the largest, concurrent mass assault of the war. The Union left flank was crumpled and the army driven back to Bull Run. Only an effective Union rearguard action prevented a replay of the First Manassas
When massed confederate artillery devastated a union assault by fitz John porter 's command, long streets wing of 28,000 men counterattacked in the largest simultaneous mass assault of the war. The confederates may have had less soldiers but they won the Battle of Second Bull
While Gettysburg is a significant battle during the Civil War, the Battle of Antietam is arguably a significant game changer in the war. This was the first battle of the Civil War to be waged on northern soil. Confederate General Robert E. Lee and his army of 52,000 went head to head with Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan and his 75,300 Yankees. Not long after overpowering the Union Army of Virginia commanded by Maj. Gen. John Pope in the Second Battle of Bull Run, Lee led his own Army of Northern Virginia across the Potomac into Maryland.
The leaders on the Union side were, Ambrose E. Burnside and William T. Sherman. For the Confederates there were Wade Hampton, and Thomas J. Jackson, also known as stonewall Jackson. Although, the Confederates had won the first battle of Bull run, they were still disorganized to pursue the Union troops. This set northerners who expected a quick victory and gave hope to the southerners that they can pull off the war after
The second day was also the last day and wasn’t looking good for the Confederate army so many of their men were either injured or killed. The General Beauregard told all of them that there is no need to continued, more and more of you will die it is time to surrender and give up. The Union troops were happy of course with their decision. This battle left the North and South in a deep shock
On July 3rd of 1863, the biggest battle of the American Civil War ended, and became an extremely important event in American history. Before the Battle of Gettysburg, the siege of Vicksburg occurred which shut down the Mississippi River to Southern Transport which was conducted by Ulysses S. Grant. In the North Robert E. Lee’s army was marching into southern Pennsylvania while another Confederate cavalry was entering Pennsylvania from the east, an invasion was clearly taking place in the month of July in the year of 1863. The Union and Confederate army both had around an army of 75,000. The commander of the Union was a new commander appointed by President Lincoln named George Meade, and the leader of the Confederate army was General Robert E. Lee.
Since Beauregard had no knowledge of the numbers of Grants Army, he had planned to make a heinous attack against him the next day (Totallyhistory.com). April 7th, 1862, the second day of the battle. Union forces had approximately 45,000 men, including Buell’s Army. The Confederate Army had received about 8,500 casualties, leaving them with only less than 20,000 men who could effectively fight (Totallyhistory.com).
The Second Battle of Manassas Have you ever heard of the battle of Manassas? Or the battle of Bull Run? Well, if you have heard of them then you might have also heard of the 2nd battle of Manassas. Or, as some people call it, the 2nd Bull Run. The Union called it Bull Run because the closest lake/land stream was called Bull Run.
The Battle of Bull Run, the principal real conflict in the Civil War, finished in a Confederate triumph. It smashed illusions that either side would win rapidly or effectively. The fight came to fruition when President Lincoln requested General Irvin McDowell to strike Confederate powers at Mananas Junction, as a stage toward taking Richmond. He needed to move rapidly against the foe, trusting a conclusive triumph would suppress the resistance. Assaulting at a young hour in the morning, Union powers initially appeared to be winning, yet the Confederates checked their development.
While the other part of his army would take on longstreet at marye's heights. the union's army main attack was a success, but the counter attack of Jackson’s lead in the end to have a total of 9,000 either dead missing or wounded. This didn't change anything for their strategy. While that was happening Burnside's taking on the confederate soldiers as they were behind a stone wall, but the confederate soldiers were too strong for the federal soldiers trying to attack but with all their rifle and artillery there was no match to their impenetrable spot. a quote from Edward Porter Alexander’s states that “a chicken could not live on that
Major General John Pope lead approximately 62,000 Union soldiers in the Second Battle of Bull Run. On the other side, the Confederates were lead by General Robert E. Lee. Despite having fewer men, the Confederates were ultimately victorious as a result of their superior military strategy and their understanding and use of the local terrain. The Second Battle of Bull Run was greatly impacted by both the resources of the both the Union and the Confederate troops, as well as by the local geography of the battle.
This took place on the hills south of Gettysburg where the Union successfully held their ground. On the second day they continued the battle where the Confederates gained very little ground but not enough to change the war involving 100, 000 soldiers and with 20,000 killed or injured. It was the final day where the Confederates took a full assault with 12,000 confederates known as Pickett’s Charge which was a center line attacked against the Union. The Union held their ground using artillery fire and rifles which led to retreat of the confederates while successfully pushing them back south.
The Battle of Gettysburg was a three day fight in which an estimate of 51,000 soldiers were killed in total, but besides all of the casualties, what else makes this battle special? The Battle of Gettysburg was a huge factor in the abolishment of slavery. It is one of the most important battles because it created new war strategies and was the turning point in the Civil War, which led to the Gettysburg Address. The Confederate general, Robert E. Lee, was very confident because of his army utmost victory.
Early in the War the Union won several key battles including Ft. Donaldson, Nashville, and the two-day bloody battle of Shiloh. They also captured bases for the blockade fleets and drove Confederate armies out of West Virginia but the