Today is the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bull Run, the first major battle of the Civil War. This battle – a decisive rout in favor of the Confederacy–was the first sign to many in the North that the South was capable of standing up to the Union on the battlefield, and was the first indication that the war would be more than a month-long stroll to Richmond.At The American Interest we’ve been following the Civil War on The Long Recall daily Civil War blog. Check back tomorrow for the surprising Northern reaction to the Union defeat.
150 Years of Bull Run
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