A Dictionary of American History

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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

Bull Run, Second Battle of

Bull Run, Second Battle of (Va.) Between 28 August and 1 September 1862, General Robert E. Lee’s 48,500 Confederates engaged Major General John Pope’s 75,700-man Army of Virginia. On 28 August, Stonewall Jackson’s corps kept US forces from taking Centreville. On 29–30 August, Lee’s troops defeated Pope’s men at Bull Run Creek. On 1 September, Jackson’s corps attacked and defeated retreating Federal forces at Chantilly. Total USA losses: 1,724 killed, 8,372 wounded, 5,958 missing. Total CSA losses: 1,481 killed, 7,627 wounded, 89 missing. Second Bull Run forced the complete evacuation of USA troops from northern Va. and emboldened Lee to invade Md. in the campaign for Antietam.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "Bull Run, Second Battle of," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed December 11, 2019, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4DKIL74VETPN331.

MLA: Purvis, Thomas L. "Bull Run, Second Battle of." A Dictionary of American History, in A Dictionary of American History, Cambridge, Mass., Blackwell Reference, 1995, Original Sources. 11 Dec. 2019. originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4DKIL74VETPN331.

Harvard: Purvis, TL, 'Bull Run, Second Battle of' in A Dictionary of American History. cited in 1995, A Dictionary of American History, Blackwell Reference, Cambridge, Mass.. Original Sources, retrieved 11 December 2019, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4DKIL74VETPN331.