Second Battle Of Bull Run Essay

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The second battle of Bull Run also known as the “Second Battle of Manassas” was Larger in scale than the first. There were four primary generals, General Robert E. Lee, Major General John Pope, and Major General George B. McClellan. It had four times the amount of casualties than the original Battle of Bull Run. Taken place in Northern Virginia it was a battle between Union and Confederate Armies on August 28-30 1862.
John Pope led the Union army, and on the Confederate side General Robert E. Lee led the way. The Union army had the most casualties while the Confederate army suffered loses but minimal compared to the Union army. Major General George B McClellan demoted from overall command by President Abraham Lincoln, would only command the
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It seemed like the turning point and the battle that really stood out was when Pope was attacking Stonewall Jackson. If Popes reinforcements would have arrived like he thought they would, would the outcome of this particular battle be different? I believe so, I think the Union army would not have suffered as many casualties as they did and the morale for the Union army would not have been as down as it was. Defensive minded McClellan cost the union multiple opportunities to do some damage to the confederate army. If McClellan were not demoted new generals would not have been appointed to armies. There are a lot of ways this battle could have turned out but it is set in the history books. The Confederate had won the Second Battle of Bull Run. “This confederate victory helped pave the way for Robert E. Lee to invade in the north towards Maryland.” Then on the Union side “McClellan was relieved of his duties and given charge of the Potomac army, and Pope was relieved of command on September 5 and spent the remainder of the war in the west, first quelling the Sioux Uprising and then as commander of the Division of the

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