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The First Battle of Manassas, also known as the First Battle of Bull Run, was the first major land battle fought between the North and the South in the U.S. Civil War. On July 21, 1861, near the small river Bull Run about 30 miles west of Washington, D.C., Union General Irvin McDowell and Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard engaged in a battle that was much bloodier than anticipated. Both sides lost hundreds of troops. Watch this video for a profile of the battle, as well as a tour of the historic battlefield as it is today.

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