The First Battle of Bull Run

First Battle of Bull Run Facts

  • Battle Name: First Battle of Bull Run
  • Battle Start Date: July 21st, 1861
  • Battle End Date: July 21st, 1861
  • Battle Belligerents: United States and Confederate States
  • Battle Winner: Confederate States
  • Total Casualties: 4,000+

16 First Battle of Bull Run Facts for Kids

  1. The First Battle of Bull Run was the first major battle of the American Civil War.
  2. The First Battle of Bull Run is also referred to as the First Battle of Manassas.
  3. The First Battle of Bull Run was fought between the United States and the Confederate States.
  4. The First Battle of Bull Run was fought in Fairfax County and Prince William County in Virginia.
  5. The First Battle of Bull Run was fought on July 21st, 1861.
  6. The First Battle of Bull Run was fought for one day.
  7. The First Battle of Bull Run was fought because the United States planned to attack the Confederate States at Bull Run.
  8. The First Battle of Bull Run was won by the Confederate States.
  9. The United States started the First Battle of Bull Run with 35,732 troops and the Confederate States started with between 32,000 and 34,000 troops.
  10. There were 4,690 casualties from the First Battle of Bull Run with both sides combined.
  11. The United States had 2,708 casualties, 481 killed, 1011 wounded and 1,216 captured or missing.
  12. The Confederate States had 1,982 casualties, 387 killed, 1,582 wounded and 13 captured or missing.
  13. The fighting at the First Battle of Bull Run was commanded by inexperienced officers with a large amount of inexperienced and ill-trained soldiers.
  14. At the current time, the First Battle of Bull Run was the bloodiest battle in the history of the United States.
  15. By the end of the American Civil War, the First Battle of Bull Run was the 31st bloodiest battle of the Civil War.
  16. A portion of the site where the First Battle of Bull Run took place is designated as a National Battlefield Park and it’s estimated 900,000 tourists visit it every year.

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