The so called, “The Rebel Yell,” was the best way to describe the yelling on the battlefield at Bull Run. The Rebel Yell was to scare the enemy and make them feel like they had more power than the attacker. Many people say the yell was actually originated from Native Americans and taught them how to yell the way Native Americans did. The yell sounded either like a cougar or a rabbit screaming, as funny as it sounds.
The yell was like a wave and started on one end and went to the other and anywhere in between. The battle at Bull Run started about four o’clock on July 21, 1961. Bull Run is the first major battle of the Civil War and was also known as the battle of Manassas. Irvin McDowell led the Union to battle, and P.G.T Beauregard also known …show more content…
Their was about 28,400 Union troops, and about 21,900 Confederate troops. McDowells plan was to create three columns and have two go head on with the Confederate, but the third went around and attacked from behind. P.G.T Beauregard had no idea that McDowells plan was to attack from behind.
P.G.T Beauregard’s plan was to show power against the Union and not attack. The reason why he did that was because he was eating breakfast at 5:15 am and got fired upon by the Union. P.G.T Beauregard was not ready for it so when he told his troops their orders they were misunderstood so his plan did not turn out the way he expected.
After the battle, the Confederates won and then the Union feared that the Confederates would go after Washington D.C. The South was just moving into Manassas Junction. The North was shocked that they lost to such a small population and the North had more troops so they should have won by logic but the Confederates