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July 21

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1861 - The Union Army under General Irvin McDowell suffered a defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run when troops fell back to Washington. Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson earned the nickname "Stonewall" in this battle.

1861 - Confederate general Barnard Elliott Bee Jr. died from wounds received at the first battle of Manassas (or Bull Run). During the battle, Bee cried, "Rally behind the Virginians! There stands Jackson like a stonewall!"


U.S. Civil War Quotes

"As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is not democracy."
- Abraham Lincoln (August 1, 1858)



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