Battle of Bull Run Civil War Art Print

Brandywine General Store

SKU: 18 civil war

An archival premium quality art print of The Battle of Bull Run by Kurz and Allison in 1889 for sale by Brandywine General Store. The first Battle of Bull Run or Battle of Manassas as the Southerner's called it, was fought on July 21, 1861 and was the first major land battle of the Civil War. This battle was fought by the untried Union army under the command of Brigadier General Irvin McDowell against Confederate forces led by Brigadier Generals PGT Beauregard and Joseph E. Johnston. At first the Union Army drove back the Southern Forces, but later in the day the Confederates received reinforcements and had some heroics on the part of General Thomas J. Jackson. Jackson's brigade charged the Union artillery line, overrunning it and capturing the guns, which helped change the course of the battle. Jackson continued pressing against the Union lines, telling his men to wait until they were just 50 feet away from the enemy to charge and then yell like furies, thus began the famous rebel yell. This is also when General Thomas J. Jackson earned his nickname, Stonewall, when one of the men said look at Jackson standing there like a stone wall when he was holding off the enemy and being fired upon. With this and the reinforcements the battle changed into a rout of the Union Army by the Confederate Soldiers, the Union men rapidly retreated back to the safety of Washington DC. However the CSA Army was to disorganized to chase after them, so the Union Army got away and lived to fight another day. After this disastrous defeat, President Abraham Lincoln saw this was going to be a long and bloody war. He fired General McDowell and replaced him with Major General George B. McClellan, who set about training the troops for war. The North had 28, 450 men engaged in this battle with 2,950 casualties, and the South had 32, 320 soldiers with 1,750 casualties. Civil War art print #18


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