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Map of the First Manassas (or Bull Run) Campaign

Map of the First Manassas (or Bull Run) Campaign

This series of maps shows the Union (blue) and Confederate (red) troop locations and movements before and during the First Battle of Manassas (or Bull Run) that took place in Virginia on July 21, 1861. This was the first major battle of the American Civil War and the fighting was marked by confusion, with Union and Confederate troops wearing similar uniforms and flying similar flags. When it looked as if the Union troops might prevail, Virginians under the command of Thomas J. Jackson rallied on Henry House Hill, where he earned his famous nickname "Stonewall." The battle ended in a rout of Union troops.

Original Author: Hal Jespersen

Created: Early twenty-first century

Medium: Digital map

Courtesy of Hal Jespersen

First Manassas, July 21, 1861, morning

Situation morning, July 21

Original Author: Hal Jespersen

Created: Early twenty-first century

Medium: Digital map

Courtesy of Hal Jespersen

First Manassas, noon to 2 p.m.

Attacks on Henry House Hill, noon–2 p.m.

Original Author: Hal Jespersen

Created: Early twenty-first century

Medium: Digital map

Courtesy of Hal Jespersen

First Manassas, after 4 p.m.

Union retreat, after 4 p.m.

Original Author: Hal Jespersen

Created: Early twenty-first century

Medium: Digital map

Courtesy of Hal Jespersen

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  • Map of the First Manassas (or Bull Run) Campaign

    This series of maps shows the Union (blue) and Confederate (red) troop locations and movements before and during the First Battle of Manassas (or Bull Run) that took place in Virginia on July 21, 1861. This was the first major battle of the American Civil War and the fighting was marked by confusion, with Union and Confederate troops wearing similar uniforms and flying similar flags. When it looked as if the Union troops might prevail, Virginians under the command of Thomas J. Jackson rallied on Henry House Hill, where he earned his famous nickname "Stonewall." The battle ended in a rout of Union troops.

    Original Author: Hal Jespersen

    Created: Early twenty-first century

    Medium: Digital map

    Courtesy of Hal Jespersen

  • First Manassas, July 21, 1861, morning

    Situation morning, July 21

    Original Author: Hal Jespersen

    Created: Early twenty-first century

    Medium: Digital map

    Courtesy of Hal Jespersen

  • First Manassas, noon to 2 p.m.

    Attacks on Henry House Hill, noon–2 p.m.

    Original Author: Hal Jespersen

    Created: Early twenty-first century

    Medium: Digital map

    Courtesy of Hal Jespersen

  • First Manassas, after 4 p.m.

    Union retreat, after 4 p.m.

    Original Author: Hal Jespersen

    Created: Early twenty-first century

    Medium: Digital map

    Courtesy of Hal Jespersen