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Irvin McDowell

Led about 35,000 troops from Washington D.C. to Richmond.

First Battle of Bull Run

Took place near Manassas Junction, Virginia in Bull Run Creek. Union soldiers were barely trained. Confederate soliers were "fresh and well trained" driving the Union back. Confederates ruined Union's chances of winning "quickly and easily."

Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

A Confederate General who held firm during the war " like a stonewall!" Said " Rally behind the Virginians!" Charged forward with his troops yelling a rebel yell.

George B. McClellan

Union General who had a troop of soldiers close to Yorktown Virginia. Took Yorktown from Confeds and forced the South to retreat.

Robert E. Lee

Confederate President Jefferson Davis put him in charge of their army in 1862. One of the most talented officers on either side. When Lincoln asked him to serve in the Union, he resigned and snuck out in the night and joined the Confeds. Was against slavey and secession even though he was a southerner.

Seven Days Battle

Lee attacked Union forces on June 26, 1862. During the next two weeks 5 different battles were faught during this time. Union lost 16,000 and Confeds lost 20,000. Lee forced them to retreat.

General D.H. Hill

Confederate who said, " It was not war, it was mureder", speking about the Seven Days Battle.

General John Pope

Union General who stated, " Let us look before us and not behind. Sucess and glory are in the advance", speaking about fighting the Confederates.

Second Battle of Bull Run

Caught off guard, Pop's army fell apart. By the end of August 1862, Lee had pushed most of the union forces back out of Virginia and decided to take the war into the North.

Battle of Antietam

On September 17, 1862 the two armies met along the Antietam Creek in Virginia. Union suffered about 12,000 and Confeds suffered about 13,000. Was the bloodiest day battle of the Civil War. A key Union Victory.


A ship heavily armored with iron.

War at Sea

The two armies met along Hamton Roads to fight. The two ships were the Union's Virginia and the Confeds Monitor. The defeat by the Union was a key victory and helped the blockade going.

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