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1861 - The Union Army under General Irvin McDowell suffered a defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run when troops fell back to Washington. Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson earned the nickname "Stonewall" in this battle.

1861 - Confederate general Barnard Elliott Bee Jr. died from wounds received at the first battle of Manassas (or Bull Run). During the battle, Bee cried, "Rally behind the Virginians! There stands Jackson like a stonewall!"


U.S. Civil War Quotes

"Sending armies to McClellan is like shoveling fleas across a barnyard. Not half of them get there."
- Abraham Lincoln



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