This Day in History: 07/21/1861 - First Battle of Bull Run

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In This Day in History video clip: The First Battle of Bull Run, was the first major land battle of the American Civil War, fought on July 21, 1861, near Manassas, Virginia. Three months after the Civil War erupted at Fort Sumter, Union military command still believed that the Confederacy could be crushed quickly and with little loss of life.

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