Daily Archives: August 29, 2012

Union Maj. Gen. John Pope attacks in Second Battle of Bull Run 150 years ago today (1862)


Video: Aug 29, 1862 (at 34:30)

(Friday, August 29, 1862, during the Second Battle of Bull Run, part of the¬†American Civil War) — Union Maj. Gen. John Pope launched a series of assaults today against Confederate Maj. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s position along an unfinished railroad grade in Prince William County, Virginia. The attacks were repulsed with heavy casualties on both sides.

At noon, Confederate Maj. Gen. James Longstreet arrived on the field from Thoroughfare Gap and took position on Jackson’s right flank.