The journey begins in Prince William, Virginia at the site of the Battle of Bull Run in Manassas. This battle was fought during the American Civil War on July 21, 1861. Bull Run was the first battle of the Civil War fought in Virginia between the Northern states, the Union, and the Southern states, the Confederacy, because of slavery. The Union army attacked first beginning the war and they were pushed back by the Confederate army until they retreated. Confederates took the victory of the first battle of the Civil War. This is the battle were “Stonewall” Jackson received his name. The Confederate victory proved that this war would not be a quick and easy one. This battle showed the people who underestimated the South that the war was going to be a long term fight.
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