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  • The northern press was pressuring Lincoln for a story
  • Manassas Junction was 25 miles SW of Washington DCThey wanted to admire “the greatest army in the world” and enjoy watching it smash the Rebels while they had picnics
  • South was relieved and confident, North was demoralized
  • North realized they were not ready to fight and that the South would not be easily defeated

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  • 1861
  • Border States • Slave states that did not leave the Union • Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware
  • • Lincoln’s initial enlistment was only 3 months • The three month enlistment was almost at an end • Lincoln wanted to go on the offensive
  • Bull Run / Manassas Junction • Hundreds of spectators turned out to watch the event
  • • Confederates were led by General Beauregard
  • General Beauregard
  • • Union troops were led by Irvin McDowell
  • Irvin McDowell
  • • Thomas Jackson (a Confederate) was standing “like a stonewall” during the battle
  • Stonewall Jackson
  • • Union troops had to retreat
  • • Lincoln replaced McDowell with General George B. McClellan McDowell McClellan
  • George B. McClellan
  • • Lincoln increased enlistment to three years
  • Clara Barton • One of best known American nurses of all time • Earned the title of “angel of the battlefield” • First president of the American National Red Cross
  • Clara Barton
  • Clara Barton