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.