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Today in History: July 21

Slide 1 of 12: NYT: 1861	The first Battle of Bull Run was fought at Manassas, Va., during the Civil War, resulting in a Confederate victory.

1861: First Battle of Bull Run

The first major battle of the American Civil War is fought between Union forces under General Irvin McDowell and the Confederate Army under General Pierre G.T. Beauregard in Prince William County, Virginia. It ended in victory for the Confederates.

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