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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Lewis Armistead

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Career United States Army officer who became a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

Career United States Army officer who became a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

This monument on the Gettysburg Battlefield marks the approximate place where Armistead was mortally wounded. The wall behind the monument marks the Union lines.

He fought as a brigade commander at Seven Pines, and then under General Robert E. Lee in the Seven Days Battles (where he was chosen to spearhead the bloody assault on Malvern Hill), and Second Bull Run.

A photograph of King taken between 1855-1865

Rufus King (general)

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American newspaper editor, public servant, diplomat, and a Union brigadier general in the American Civil War.

American newspaper editor, public servant, diplomat, and a Union brigadier general in the American Civil War.

A photograph of King taken between 1855-1865

The Division's first action was in the Second Battle of Bull Run in August 1862.

Edward Ferrero

Edward Ferrero

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One of the leading dance instructors, choreographers, and ballroom operators in the United States.

One of the leading dance instructors, choreographers, and ballroom operators in the United States.

Edward Ferrero

Transferred northward with his brigade to Virginia in the summer of 1862, he served in the army of Maj. Gen. John Pope during the Northern Virginia Campaign, including the Second Battle of Bull Run.

Montgomery Dent Corse

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American banker, gold prospector, and soldier who served as a general in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War.

American banker, gold prospector, and soldier who served as a general in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War.

During the subsequent Northern Virginia Campaign, Corse commanded Kemper's Brigade during the Second Battle of Manassas until he was wounded.

Featherston in uniform, c. 1861

Winfield S. Featherston

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Antebellum two-term U.S. Representative from Mississippi and a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

Antebellum two-term U.S. Representative from Mississippi and a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

Featherston in uniform, c. 1861
Bust of Featherston by Edmond Thomas Quinn at Vicksburg National Military Park.
Featberston's funerary monument at Hillcrest Cemetery, Holly Springs.

He then participated in the fighting at the Second Battle of Manassas, as well as at Antietam and Fredericksburg.

Charles W. Roberts

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Colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War, who was awarded the rank of brevet brigadier general, United States Volunteers, in 1866, to rank from March 13, 1865.

Colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War, who was awarded the rank of brevet brigadier general, United States Volunteers, in 1866, to rank from March 13, 1865.

Roberts had a horse shot out from under him at the Second Battle of Bull Run, when he commanded the 1st Brigade while General John H. Martindale suffered from typhoid fever.

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2nd Wisconsin 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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Field officers of the 2nd Wisconsin Vol. Infantry, photographed at a camp in northern Virginia circa 1862. The officers seated, from left, are surgeon A. J. Ward, Major Thomas S. Allen, Lt. Colonel Lucius Fairchild, and Colonel Edgar O'Connor.

The regiment suffered severe casualties during the 1862 Northern Virginia Campaign, fighting against Stonewall Jackson's Confederates at the Battle of Groveton, and seeing more action at the Second Battle of Bull Run.

Portrait of Gen. Henry Lewis Benning by Bjorn Egeli

Henry L. Benning

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General in the Confederate States Army.

General in the Confederate States Army.

Portrait of Gen. Henry Lewis Benning by Bjorn Egeli
Benning in his later life

The first significant action he saw was at the Second Battle of Bull Run in August 1862.

William Mahone

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American civil engineer, railroad executive, Confederate States Army general, and Virginia politician.

American civil engineer, railroad executive, Confederate States Army general, and Virginia politician.

William Mahone in his younger years
General Mahone in Confederate uniform
Share of the Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio RR from 1871, signed by William Mahone as president
Mahone after the war
Mahone mausoleum at Blandford Cemetery, identified by its "M" insignia

After the defense of Richmond, Mahone's brigade was assigned from Huger's division, to the division of Richard H. Anderson and fought at the subsequent battle of Second Bull Run, where Mahone was shot in the chest while leading his brigade in a charge across Chinn Ridge.

John Porter Hatch

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Career American soldier who served as general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Career American soldier who served as general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Hatch was awarded the Army Medal of Honor for gallantry for his actions in the attack on Turner's Gap. His citation reads: "Was severely wounded while leading one of his brigades in the attack under a heavy fire from the enemy."

He commanded a brigade in the I Corps, assuming division command after Brig. Gen Rufus King fell ill with epilepsy the evening before Second Bull Run.