A report on Second Battle of Bull Run

Second Battle of Bull Run, fought Augt. 29th 1862, 1860s lithograph by Currier and Ives
Northeastern Virginia (1862)
Second Bull Run Campaign, August 17–30, 1862 (Additional map).
Battlefield of Manassas (right side)
Action at Brawner's Farm, August 28
August 29, 10 a.m.: Sigel's attack
August 29, 12 noon: Longstreet arrives, Porter stalls
August 29, 3 p.m.: Grover's attack
August 29, 5–7 p.m., Kearny's attack, Hood vs. Hatch
Stonewall Jackson's cannons on Henry House Hill
August 30, 3 p.m., Porter's attack
August 30, 4 p.m.: Start of Longstreet's attack
August 30, 4:30 p.m.: Union defense of Chinn Ridge
August 30, 5 p.m.: Final Confederate attacks, beginning of the Union retreat
Bridge crossed by the Union troops retreating to Centreville
Soldiers stand next to a completely destroyed Henry House in 1862
Union troops retreat after the battle
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<center>Soldiers stand next to a completely destroyed Henry House in 1862</center>
<center>Virginia, Bull Run. Ruins of Stone Bridge, 1862</center>
<center>A group of men stand near the Manassas Railroad Junction railroad tracks in 1862 with a train in the background</center>
<center>A group of men near Manassas Railroad Junction in 1862</center>
<center>A group of men near Manassas Railroad Junction in 1862</center>
<center>Men sit near the Manassas Junction railroad in 1862</center>
<center>Picking up debris of trains after Pope's retreat</center>
<center>Bull Run, Va. Dedication of the battle monument; Judge Abram B. Olin of the District of Columbia Supreme Court, who delivered the address, stands by the rail.</center>
Battle map drafted by Sneden, Robert Knox, with notes on Union and Confederate strengths, casualties, done in pen and ink and water color
Northern Virginia Campaign, August 7–28, 1862 Confederate
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Fought August 28–30, 1862, in Prince William County, Virginia, as part of the American Civil War.

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Second Battle of Bull Run, fought Augt. 29th 1862, 1860s lithograph by Currier and Ives

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Roger Atkinson Pryor

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Virginian newspaper editor and politician who became known for his fiery oratory in favor of secession; he was elected both to national and Confederate office, and served as a general for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.

Virginian newspaper editor and politician who became known for his fiery oratory in favor of secession; he was elected both to national and Confederate office, and served as a general for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.

Pryor in his younger years.
Pryor looking at a portrait of Abraham Lincoln.

His brigade fought in the Peninsula Campaign and at Second Manassas, where it became detached in the swirling fighting and temporarily operated under Stonewall Jackson.

Bull Run (Occoquan River tributary)

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32.8 mi tributary of the Occoquan River that originates from a spring in the Bull Run Mountains in Loudoun County, Virginia, and flows south to the Occoquan River.

32.8 mi tributary of the Occoquan River that originates from a spring in the Bull Run Mountains in Loudoun County, Virginia, and flows south to the Occoquan River.

The ruins of the stone bridge over Bull Run, after the Second Battle of Bull Run, 1862, photographer unknown, from the National Archives and Records Administration

Bull Run is primarily associated with two battles of the American Civil War: the First Battle of Bull Run (July 21, 1861) and the Second Battle of Bull Run (August 28–30, 1862), both Confederate victories.

Stephen H. Weed

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Career military officer in the United States Army.

Career military officer in the United States Army.

He remained at Camp Curtin in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, training his crews until the spring of 1862, when they served in the Peninsula Campaign and at Second Bull Run.

James L. Kemper

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Lawyer, a Confederate general in the American Civil War, and the 37th Governor of Virginia.

Lawyer, a Confederate general in the American Civil War, and the 37th Governor of Virginia.

At the Second Battle of Bull Run, Kemper's division took part in Longstreet's surprise attack against the Union left flank, almost destroying Major General John Pope's Army of Virginia.

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19th Indiana Infantry Regiment

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Infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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In their first battle at Gainesville, the 19th supported the left flank of the embattled 2nd Wisconsin, fighting Confederates near the buildings of John Brawner's Farm.

Nelson Taylor

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U.S. Representative from New York, a brigadier-general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, and a captain in the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War.

U.S. Representative from New York, a brigadier-general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, and a captain in the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War.

As commander of the Excelsior Brigade he saw action at the Battle of Williamsburg and Second Bull Run.

Lee in uniform, c. 1862

Stephen D. Lee

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American officer in the Confederate Army, politician and first president of Mississippi State University from 1880 to 1899.

American officer in the Confederate Army, politician and first president of Mississippi State University from 1880 to 1899.

Lee in uniform, c. 1862
Map of the Battle of Antietam
Lee in later life
Lee (left), commander-in-chief of the United Confederate Veterans
Statue of Lee by H.H. Kitson at Vicksburg National Military Park

Under Longstreet, Lee fought in the Second Battle of Manassas that August and then Battle of Antietam on September 17, where his guns played a prominent role in defending the ground near the famed Dunker Church.

General John C. Robinson

John C. Robinson

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John Cleveland Robinson (April 10, 1817 – February 18, 1897) had a long and distinguished career in the United States Army, fighting in numerous wars and culminating his career as a Union Army brigadier general of volunteers and brevet major general of volunteers in the American Civil War.

John Cleveland Robinson (April 10, 1817 – February 18, 1897) had a long and distinguished career in the United States Army, fighting in numerous wars and culminating his career as a Union Army brigadier general of volunteers and brevet major general of volunteers in the American Civil War.

General John C. Robinson
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Robinson also fought that year during the Northern Virginia Campaign at the Second Battle of Bull Run.

Nathan George Evans

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United States Army officer who later served as a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

United States Army officer who later served as a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

Evans' Brigade participated in the battles of Second Manassas, South Mountain and Antietam in 1862 and was then assigned to Eastern North Carolina to oppose a major Union raid on Kinston and Goldsboro.

Daniel Leasure

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American soldier and physician who served as a colonel and brigade commander in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

American soldier and physician who served as a colonel and brigade commander in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Transferred to the Virginia theater of the war, Leasure participated in the Second Battle of Bull Run, and the Battle of Chantilly.