Published on August 28, 2014
The Battle of Bull Run was the rst major land battle of the Civil War. It was fought in Virginia. Lincoln wanted to clear out the Confederate army in order to make a way to Richmond, the Confederate capital. The Union forces were lead by General McDowell who led his troops to ank the enemy. The Union quickly became overwhelmed and was forced into a chaotic retreat. This battle changed to Union’s outlook on the war, and made them realize that they were in for a ght. ! ! ! Sources: http://www.civilwar.org/battleelds/bullrun.html ! ! ! ! ! ! !