Confederates victorious at Second Battle of Bull Run 150 years ago today (1862)


Video: Aug. 30, 1862 (at 34:44)

(Saturday, August 30, 1862, during the Second Battle of Bull Run, part of the American Civil War) — Confederate forces won victories today against the Union at the Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia, as Maj. Gen. James Longstreet today sent five divisions storming into the Union flank, which was crushed and driven back to Bull Run.

25,000 men were killed, wounded or missing, five times the figure of the First Battle of Bull Run 13 months before.

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