Batle of Bull Run: Behind the Front Line
By: Chanelle Peters
The "Battle of Bull Run" took place today. The 1st real battle of this war,
where the victor will be remembered. General Irvin McDowell led the first move
agaisnt Confederate troops. McDowell, was said to be seen, chuckling to himself
about this first move being a diversion, towards Confederate general David Tyler.
While this took place McDowell's main five brigades marched a roundabout route
to the undefended ford at Sudley Springs. When one word of this reached the Confederates, Johnston, Jackson, and Beauregard's brigades were sent out.
Brigades flanked left and right, here and there, for the next two hours. By early
afternoon, our troops were gaining the advantage. Confederate soldiers were
heard yelling and cheering as "Stonewall"Jackson and his brigade arrived.
Late into the afternoon, our troops began to retreat. The Confederates
had won! Our troops' casualties were about 2,645. Being this the first battle of
this war, our troops are still cheering those three, bold words: "North goes Forth".
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