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The First Battle of Bull Run, Part 2: Blackburn’s Ford

  • Introduction to the Civil War
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Tags U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

07/04/2018Chris Calton

Three days before the major battle, regiments from the Army of Northeastern Virginia, under the command of Irvin McDowell, and the Army of the Potomac, under Pierre Beauregard, face off on the southeastern point of the Manassas battle site, resulting in a minor Confederate victory. For most soldiers, this skirmish offered them the first glimpse at what real combat was like, having had no formal training to prepare them.

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