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
Union

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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Zealous Bates Tower

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American soldier and civil engineer who served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

American soldier and civil engineer who served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Tower in later life

On August 30, 1862, Tower was severely wounded at the Second Battle of Bull Run.

John F. Reynolds

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Career United States Army officer and a general in the American Civil War.

Career United States Army officer and a general in the American Civil War.

Major General John Fulton Reynolds. From the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
"The Fall of Reynolds" – drawing of Reynolds' death at Gettysburg
Possible location of General Reynolds' death
"Where Reynolds Fell," (from The Photographic History of the Civil War)

On the second day of the Second Battle of Bull Run, while most of the Union Army was retreating, Reynolds led his men in a last-ditch stand on Henry House Hill, site of the great Union debacle at First Bull Run the previous year.

James Jay Archer

James J. Archer

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Lawyer and an officer in the United States Army during the Mexican–American War.

Lawyer and an officer in the United States Army during the Mexican–American War.

James Jay Archer
James J. Archer
Gettysburg Marker to Archer's C. S. A.
ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA-HILLS CORPS HETH'S DIVISION-ARCHER'S BRIGADE
5th Battalion and 13th Alabama 1st 7th 14th Tennessee Infantry
July 1. The Brigade moved from Cashtown early in the morning towards Gettysburg. After a march of six miles came in view of the Union forces. The Brigade was deployed on the west side of Willoughby Run and about 10 A. M. advanced encountered 1st Brigade First Division beyond the run. The firing continued for a short time when a large force appearing on the right flank and opening a cross fire the position became untenable the Brigade was forced back across the run but advanced with the Division later in the day. The advance in the morning reached this position.
July 2. Not engaged.
July 3. Formed part of the column of Longstreet's assault.
July 4. The Brigade took up the line of march during the night to Hagerstown.

Soon, two more regiments were added to Archer's brigade, which fought well in the Seven Days Battles, at Cedar Mountain, and at Second Bull Run, where his horse was killed under him.

Stonewall Brigade

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Famous combat unit in United States military history.

Famous combat unit in United States military history.

The brigade would suffer more casualties in the Second Battle of Bull Run.

Stahel in the 1860s

Julius Stahel

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Hungarian soldier who emigrated to the United States and became a Union general in the American Civil War.

Hungarian soldier who emigrated to the United States and became a Union general in the American Civil War.

Stahel in the 1860s
Stahel received a Medal of Honor for gallantry at Piedmont
Julius Stahel's Grave at Arlington National Cemetery

At the Second Battle of Bull Run, Schenck was wounded and Stahel became acting commander of the division.

Charles W. Field

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Career military officer, serving in the United States Army and then, during the American Civil War, in the Confederate States Army.

Career military officer, serving in the United States Army and then, during the American Civil War, in the Confederate States Army.

Field performed competently during the Peninsula Campaign, but was severely wounded in the leg at the Second Battle of Bull Run in August.

Eppa Hunton

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Virginia lawyer and soldier who rose to become a brigadier general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.

Virginia lawyer and soldier who rose to become a brigadier general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.

Brig. Gen. Eppa Hunton.

On August 21, 1862, the regiment fought at the Second Battle of Bull Run.

Political general

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General officer or other military leader without significant military experience who is given a high position in command for political reasons, through political connections, or to appease certain political blocs and factions.

General officer or other military leader without significant military experience who is given a high position in command for political reasons, through political connections, or to appease certain political blocs and factions.

Nathaniel Prentice Banks, former Governor of Massachusetts, held numerous commands during the war. He commanded the original V Corps (later XII Corps) at First Winchester, and also fought without distinction at Cedar Mountain and Second Bull Run as part of the Army of Virginia. He was transferred to the Department of the Gulf, and took part in the capture of Port Hudson, as well as the Red River Campaign. After that disastrous campaign, he was relieved of command.

Robert C. Buchanan

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American military officer who served in the Mexican–American War and then was a colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

American military officer who served in the Mexican–American War and then was a colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Grave of Buchanan at Rock Creek Cemetery

He then fought in the Northern Virginia Campaign in the Second Battle of Bull Run.

Robert C. Schenck

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Union Army general in the American Civil War, and American diplomatic representative to Brazil and the United Kingdom.

Union Army general in the American Civil War, and American diplomatic representative to Brazil and the United Kingdom.

Schenck as a Union Army general during the American Civil War

Ordered to join the Army of Virginia, then under Maj. Gen. John Pope, he joined it just before the Second Battle of Bull Run, and was in the thick of the fighting of the two days that followed, being severely wounded on the second day, and his right arm permanently injured.