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FC: Battle of Bull Run | Moriah Dufur
1: On November 6, 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States and the South was outraged. The Republican party had run on an anti-slavery platform, and a majority of the southerners did not agree with this and saw it as a threat. They knew that if slavery were to be abolished, the South's economy would take a huge hit. On December 20, 1860, South Carolina seceded from the Union. By February 1, 1861, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas left the Union. The seceded states created the Confederate States of America and elected Jefferson Davis, a Mississippi Senator, as their president. In his inaugural address, Lincoln stated that he had no intentions on completely removing slavery from the states where it already existed. He just planned on making sure it wouldn't spread. The Confederacy still didn't want that happening and were willing to fight for what they believed was the right to their property. When Southerners opened fire at Fort Sumter, it opened the door to what would be a long, bloody war. | Leading Up to the Civil War
2: Battles Location | The first Battle of Bull Run was fought in Manassas, Virginia near the Manassas Railway Junction. It was also located near a running stream named Bull Run which is where it got the name. The Union troops were the only ones who recognized it at the Battle of Bull Run, however.
3: Battle's Date | After the Confederates attack on Fort Sumter, the Union was pushing for the troops to attack on the southern states. In the north, President Lincoln ordered General Irvin McDowell to lead an attack that would lead to a quick and easy ending to the war because it was unexpected. On July 21, 1861, McDowell attempted attacking what they thought was an oblivious south. When the untrained Northern army arrived, the Rebels already had plans to attack them as well.
4: Outcome: | The First Battle of Bull Run was a sort of realization for the people of America that it was really a war. Some people weren't taking it very seriously and some even showed up at the first battle just to watch, expecting it to be a quick and easy win. After a full day of battle, the Rebels finally claimed victory, driving McDowell's troops back. The South's victory gave them a feeling of hope that wasn't there at first.
5: Famous People Killed in Battle: | While all deaths are very important to any battle of the Civil War, two people with a high ranking did die during The Battle of Bull Run. Francois S. Bartow, a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, died during the first fight at Bull Run. Another well-known death was Barnard Elliott Bee, Jr. who died one day after Battle. He was one of the first generals to be killed in the Civil War