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Battle of Bull Run   /bˈætəl əv bʊl rən/   Listen
Battle of Bull Run

Either of two battles during the American Civil War (1861 and 1862); Confederate forces defeated the Federal army in both battles.  Synonym: Bull Run.

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... Franklinton, Franklin County, in 1818, was the brave and gifted officer who lost the first battle of Bull Run, where he failed less ruinously than any other general of that moment of the war would have done. His name and fame have outlived that disaster, though the people did not then know enough to forgive him for his army's defeat. He was again of that tough Scotch-Irish breed that so many Ohioans ...
— Stories Of Ohio - 1897 • William Dean Howells

... 1854. He was instructor in mathematics at West Point in 1854 and resigned in 1861 to take command of the Third Maine Regiment in the War of the Rebellion, in which he served with distinction. For gallantry at the first battle of Bull Run he was made Brigadier-General, September 3. He lost his arm at Fair Oaks, June 1, 1862, and was in the battle of Antietam. In November, 1863, he was made General of Volunteers. He commanded the Eleventh Corps under General ...
— The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918 • Various

... attempt was made to drive back the Confederate line in Virginia; but this ended in disaster at the battle of Bull Run. ...
— A Brief History of the United States • John Bach McMaster

... in the hearts of the Southern soldiers was Thomas Jonathan Jackson, better known by the sobriquet of "Stonewall," which General Bee gave him during the first battle of Bull Run. Driven back by the Union onset, the Confederate left had retreated a mile or more, when it reached the plateau where Jackson and his brigade were stationed. The brigade never wavered, but stood fast and ...
— American Men of Action • Burton E. Stevenson

Words linked to "Battle of Bull Run" :   Virginia, pitched battle, VA, Old Dominion, United States Civil War, American Civil War, Old Dominion State, Bull Run, War between the States

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