Sunday, July 21, 2024

Today in
U.S. Civil War History

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 Quote

"I failed, I failed, and that is about all that can be said about it."
- Abraham Lincoln's self-criticism of his famous "Gettysburg Address"

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