McDowell sends men across Bull Run

"The Civil War - Episode One: The Cause (1861)"

(Sunday, July 21, 1861) — The First Battle of Manassas, also known as the First Battle of Bull Run (the name used by Union forces), was fought today in Prince William County, Virginia, near the City of Manassas. The first major land battle of the American Civil War ended with a Confederate victory.

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