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The First Battle of Manassas On a hot summer day in July of 1861 there stood about 30000 Union troops lead by General Irvin McDowell ready to march out and capture Richmond and end the war For the troops were young volunteers and thought that the battle would only last one day But they were wrong for the battle of Manassas or otherwise known as Bull Run lasted more then one day the battle lasted six days instead The Confederates had 22000 men who were headed by Gen Pierre GT Beauregard Gen Joseph E Johnston Col Nathan Evans Barnard Bee Col Francis Bartow and Gen Thomas J Jackson As the Union army marched towards Richmond they had little knowledge of what the war would mean For all they knew was that the war would only last one day and they would go home General McDowell had a plan to seize the railroad junction at Manassas so he would have a better approach to the Confederates Capital As the Union was trying to devise a plan to seize the railroad junction the Confederate troops were guarding the fords of Bull Run McDowells army marched his men from Washington against the Confederate army and ended up behind Bull Run Beyond Centreville on July 18 On July 18th Gen McDowell moved toward the unions right flank but he was stopped at Blackburns Ford and he spent the next two days scouting the southerns left flank While Gen McDowell was scouting the flanks at Blackburns ford Gen Beauregard asked the Confederate Government at Richmond for assists and they ordered Gen Joseph E Johnston stationed in the Shenandoah Valley with his 10000 troops to go and support Beauregard Now Gen Johnston gathered his men a headed toward the Manassas Junction most of the troops arrived on July 20 and 21 The battle begins on the morning of July 21 McDowell sent his troops to march
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