July 21, 1861. Union general Irvin McDowell was defeated by Confederate troops led by General Joseph E. Johnston at the first Battle of Bull Run at Manassas, VA. It was the first major engagement of the Civil War. It was during this battle that Confederate general T.J. Jackson won the nickname Stonewall. In the second Battle of Bull Run, Aug 29 30, 1862, Union general John Pope was badly defeated by General Robert E. Lee.
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