The Battle of Bull Run during the civil war.

This battle involved the Confederates and the Union armies on July 21, 1861 in Virginia. The North was fighting for the right for all U.S citizens freedom and the South wanted to keep slavery.

The Confederates were able to hold off the Union army long enough for reinforcements to arrive and later on defeat the Union in one of the first battles of the Civil War.

The two leaders were Gen. Irvin McDowell for the Union and Gens. Joseph Johnston and P.G.T. Beauregard of the Confederates. The heros for the south were Gen. Stonewall Jackson and Gen. Johnston.

First Battle of Bull Run
First Battle of Bull Run
The Union army had early success but was held off long enough for more confederate soldiers to arrive and defeat the Union. This image shows the Confederate army doing all they can untill more troops arrive.