Battle of Bull Run - Night March
Confederates numbering about 12,000 under General Joseph E. Johnston marched all night from the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia to link up with a train to travel and meet up with 20,000 more Confederates under General P.G.T. Beauregard. Although outnumbered, the Confederates attacked and captured several of the 11 cannons from the Union Battery of Union General Beauregard during a day of brutal fighting. Late in the afternoon General Jackson' Brigade of Virginias showed up with 13 cannons and reinforcements for the Confederates causing the Union to retreat. Bull Run is where General Thomas J. Jackson earned the nom de guerre "Stonewall."
150th ReenactmentFirst rush of troops to battlefield by trainBattle of Bull RunCivil War